Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of the online social platform Reddit, has announced his planned actions to fight against racism, as these include his desire to see a member of the black community replace him at his current board position.
In a June 5 tweet, Ohanian posted:
“I’ve resigned as a member of the reddit board, I have urged them to fill my seat with a black candidate.”
I've resigned as a member of the reddit board, I have urged them to fill my seat with a black candidate, + I will use future gains on my Reddit stock to serve the black community, chiefly to curb racial hate, and I’m starting with a pledge of $1M to @kaepernick7’s @yourrightscamp — Alexis Ohanian Sr. 🚀 (@alexisohanian) June 5, 2020
However, over the past week and a half, cities across the US have seen protests, with some cities also experiencing rioting and looting in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minnesota police officer.
“I will use future gains on my Reddit stock to serve the black community, chiefly to curb racial hate.”
He added by referring to the former NFL player’s youth campaign:
“I’m starting with a pledge of $1M to Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp.”
It has been analyzed that one of the main hubs for crypto discussion, Ohanian’s Reddit is home to a number of forums for discussion on various crypto projects.
A recent #tweet from @alexisohanian shows his personal plans against racism, @benjaminpirus reports. https://t.co/iev0oD33LC — Cointelegraph (@Cointelegraph) June 5, 2020
Among many others, forums r/cryptocurrency and r/bitcoin, yield active crypto-related conversation, with r/bitcoin achieving the 1 million subscribers count in late 2018.
Likewise, Ohanian himself has direct crypto involvement, as one of his funds put $5 million toward a blockchain game project.
Thus, the Reddit co-founder made Bitcoin and Ethereum price predictions in July 2018 by calling for Bitcoin and Ethereum to return to their all-time price high ranges.