The search for Satoshi Nakamoto may come to an end because Rainn Wilson, best known for Dwight Schrute in the American version of the television series The office, took on the role as part of Bitcoin Tuesday.
In a YouTube video posted as part of the cryptocurrency-based charity event, Wilson claimed to be the legendary and elusive inventor in encouraging viewers to donate “Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies” to the Mona Foundation. An organization that supports schools and programs in disadvantaged communities, with a special focus on women and girls. As part of Bitcoin Tuesday, The Giving Block accepts cryptocurrencies as a donation to the nonprofit that supports basic education for women and girls around the world.
“My name is neither Rainn Wilson nor Dwight Schrute. My name is Satoshi Nakamoto, inventor of Bitcoin “, said Wilson jokingly. “That’s what I would say if I invented Bitcoin, which I didn’t.”
Wilson is offering virtual dinners for those who donate 10 bitcoins (BTC), approximately $ 190,000 at the time of this writing, and on Twitter for those who donate $ 1,000 in any cryptocurrency. According to the Mona Foundation’s website, the organization currently accepts BTC, Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Zcash (ZEC), Twin Dollar (GUSD), Basic Attention Token (BAT), and Chain Link (LINK).
The former star of The office has already used its online platform to support donations in cryptocurrency. Last year, asked people to donate their “worthless cryptocurrency” to a non-profit organization, referring to Mark Cuban who said he would rather own bananas than bitcoin.
This year, said Wilson Cryptocurrencies were “the most tax efficient way” to make donations. He did not, however, specifically rule out cryptocurrency users who used beet growing instead of productive agriculture for their profits.
Cointelegraph will attend Bitcoin Tuesday and work with The Giving Block to create a charity quiz with key figures in the blockchain space that will take place on December 10th.
You can donate cryptocurrency to your favorite charity by visiting The Giving Block website. Choose the organization you want to support and put your cryptocurrencies to good use.