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This article was published on July 30, 2014


Wikimedia Foundation now accepting Bitcoin donations

Wikimedia Foundation now accepting Bitcoin donations Image by: George Frey
Roberto Baldwin
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Roberto Baldwin

Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015. Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015.

The Wikimedia Foundation announced that it will now accept Bitcoin donations. The foundation will use Bitcoin exchange Coinbase to convert the virtual currency to US dollars.

The foundation had been asked by its member to accept the crypto-currency and after a careful review of how to legally and technically accept Bitcoin, the foundation will now accept your virtual money donations. For its part, Coinbase announced that it will offer zero processing fees for non-profits.

The Wikimedia Foundation is responsible for the enormous online database of mostly true facts, Wikipedia. Founded in 2003 by Jimmy Wales, the non-profit is also responsible for Wiktionary, Wikimedia Commons and Wikiversity.

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