June 19, the day slavery ends in the United States, has been celebrated every June 19 since 1867. It is particularly important today, amid a wave of protests against racism after the George Floyd murders. Breonna Taylor and countless colored people.
Blockchain community praises the day
Many in the blockchain community have praised the importance of today in history.
Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple spoke in the name by the company when specifying the date as company holiday:
“Recognize and celebrate Liberation Day today. It’s amazing how many of us weren’t informed about this historic day when we grew up. Today @Ripple is making June 19 a company holiday to recognize Liberation Day and measures to take to exterminate him. ” systemic racism. This should have happened a long time ago. “
Isaiah Jackson, author of “Bitcoin Black America” and co-host of the YouTube show “The Gentlemen of Crypto”, stressed an interview with Forbes promoting his book “Bitcoin and Black America”.
During an interview with Cointelegraph, Jackson explained Building economic strength could help the black community in a way that street protests cannot.
The multi-cryptocurrency ATM network Bitcoin Depot, also praised the 155th anniversary of June 19. On Twitter, the company called June 19 the “historic day of memory and freedom.”
Ask for donations
ConsenSys decided in favor of the date to. They invited people to donate their crypto to organizations that fight racism, such as CCR and the Black Girls Code:
“At ConsenSys, we watch #Juneteenth worldwide. It’s a day of reflection, education, and support for the lives of African Americans everywhere.”