There’s a good chance you’ve never heard the names Jason Buzi or Yan Budman, but you’ve likely heard of their hidden cash movement, which seems to have made the country go bananas for philanthropy.
The two, who both work in the digital arena (Budman is director of marketing for Indiegogo) devised the ploy after an attempt to give a downtrodden man some money scared him off. “There’s got to be a better way,” the duo determined, and an exciting new national distraction was created.
While the “HiddenCash” movement, which gives clues on Twitter to where strangers can find varying amounts of hidden money, has attracted its share of detractors (and copycats), its seemed to have mostly done wonders for the populace who enjoys getting out and “paying it forward” even if they didn’t find the cash.
Buzi was outed after someone recognized his voice in a phone call and then Budman voluntarily stepped forward in an interview with TechCrunch. The real question is: Will the money stop now that a large part of the mystery has been solved?