Crypto Bushfire Fundraiser

Help those fighting against Australia's bushfires by donating cryptocurrency

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Donations closed

Donations are now closed as of 23 March 2020.

The donation addresses can still be used to verify funds raised, but new donations are no longer accepted.

Australia is in the grips of an ongoing bushfire emergency. We're challenging the global crypto community to unite and help out, and raise funds quickly to help fight those fires.

Cryptocurrency funds raised will be converted into AUD and donated equally between the NSW Rural Fire Service Association (RFSA), Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery fund and WIRES.

Total raised so far:
Last updated 20 January 2022
Based on the balance of wallets converted to AUD using CoinMarketCap and Google Finance data

Crypto Fire Alliance

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The Crypto Fire Alliance is a collective of individuals, organisations and blockchain projects who are supporting the fundraising efforts of Finder and HiveEx. Learn more about our supporters on the Crypto Fire Alliance site.

Donations have now closed.

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BTC: 3BVTfsVNnugTqhPmxZ5NLifSv5g5DCyA6p

ETH: 0xFf70AC142A9D359BdE8391D10cc017C77E6e397c

USDT (ERC20): 0xFf70AC142A9D359BdE8391D10cc017C77E6e397c

USDC (ERC20): 0xFf70AC142A9D359BdE8391D10cc017C77E6e397c

XRP: rJwEcbDJps4FW51i1NBPg21mKcrJG7f4ez

BCH: qquleg8r4mqfjkln6ffw85jefdnpdtzcwu55k40fs2v

LTC: M8yUhFBbJH1yQ7CeNBhs9UkfvMuoGxMvKC (please note: M-address format)


More coming soon

Crypto Finder bushfire fundraiser wallets
  • Please compare addresses against the whiteboard picture above to ensure they remain valid in the unlikely event they are compromised in text format.

Why are we doing this?

We care about Australia and our community. Cryptocurrencies make it possible to raise funds globally to offer assistance during major disasters, while massively reducing transaction fees. This means more money goes straight to the cause, no matter where you donate from.

Finder, in partnership with HiveEx, is in the fortunate position of being able to leverage the market strength and unique executional capability of our businesses to help the cryptocurrency community help raise funds to fight against the bushfires. We're grateful to all our partners who are helping to promote this effort.


Who are we?

Crypto Finder is the cryptocurrency division of Hive Empire Pty Limited (ABN: 18 118 785 121) trading as Finder, a worldwide comparison service which owns and operates and with over 400 staff and 6 offices around the world. We are a privately owned, Australian-founded company and we are calling on everyone around the world for help.

Hive Empire Trading Pty Ltd (ABN: 76 624 470 417) trading as is a related party of Hive Empire Pty Limited. is registered with and regulated by AUSTRAC as a Digital Currency Exchange and is subject to Australian laws. can lawfully convert cryptocurrency to fiat in Australia. is an over-the-counter cryptocurrency brokerage specialised in large order cryptocurrency trading, with a usual trade minimum of AUD$50,000.

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Terms and conditions

HiveEx will collect cryptocurrency donations on behalf of the nominated charities and organisations, and process and deliver those donations in Australian dollars to the nominated charities and organisations. By donating, you acknowledge the volatility of cryptocurrencies, whose value can go down as well as up. The fiat equivalent value of a cryptocurrency donation may change by the time it is received by the intended recipient.

HiveEx is registered as a Digital Currency Exchange with AUSTRAC and can lawfully exchange cryptocurrencies to fiat in Australia. Donations will be converted by HiveEx, the largest over-the-counter volume trading desk in Australia, which is part of the Finder group.

HiveEx will take no fees for the exchange of cryptocurrency to fiat. It is possible that transfers of AUD to the bank account(s) of the charities and organisations will incur the usual bank transfer fees which will be deducted from the amount transferred.

The value of the cryptocurrency gift will depend on the conversation rate we achieve. We will use our experience and we will act in good faith to obtain the best conversion rate that we can. Donations will be held on trust for the relevant cause and processed as soon as practical. Larger quantities of cryptocurrencies will attract better exchange rates than smaller quantities.

Any donation received cannot be refunded. We do not issue receipts for donations. We will treat all donations received as being anonymous. If you wish to otherwise record a large donation, prior to sending any cryptocurrency, please contact us at

We will publish records of donations throughout the campaign.

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