A Bitcoin company, BitFury, is gathering donations for the victims of the devastating flood in Tbilisi, Georgia. 19 people died and 24 are still missing.

BitFury announced the call for donations on Twitter:


Bitcoin address for donations is: 1LkTTA9z3isp7j5yPV691rgkk3N1QfdSsD. QR-code is available here

“At least 15 people killed, building and cars swept away, roads damaged, hundreds of local zoo animals lost, 24 people still missing, dozens homeless.”

A disastrous flood hit Tbilisi last Sunday. Heavy rain in the neighbouring mountains caused flash flooding on the river Vere that flows into the Mtkvari (Kura) river and through the capital of Georgia.

The water destroyed houses and swept away cars that were parked along the river Vere. People ran for their life from the river valley. Helicopters rescued dozens of Georgians who used stairs to reach roof tops. A sudden tide destroyed enclosures in the local zoo, killing 5 workers and setting many animals free. Hippos, bears and one lion now are on the loose on Tbilisi streets. 

Police officers, soldiers and volunteers have joined efforts to clear the debris and to seize animals that are still roaming the streets. They are also searching for the missing people. Local authorities have asked residents to stay at home. All neighbouring countries, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Russia offered their help.

The flood happened two weeks after BitFury announced the acquisition of a real estate in Tbilisi. A 185,000 sq. m plot of land is located in Gldani District where the mining giant is going to build a mega datacentre with energy capacity up to 100 MW.


Roman Korizky