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Title: So Wikimedia accepts stock donations but can't do the same with bitcoins
Post by: paraipan on March 22, 2013, 05:12:41 PM
As of today I get this message when browsing "Wikipedia"... (big, yellow and annoying message)

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Dear Wikipedia readers: We are the small non-profit that runs the #5 website in the world. We have only 150 staff but serve 450 million users, and have costs like any other top site: servers, power, programs, and staff. Wikipedia is something special. It is like a library or a public park. It is like a temple for the mind, a place we can all go to think and learn. To protect our independence, we'll never run ads. We take no government funds. We survive on donations averaging about 30. Now is the time we ask. If everyone reading this gave 3, our fundraiser would be done within an hour. If Wikipedia is useful to you, take one minute to keep it online and ad-free another year. Please help us forget fundraising and get back to Wikipedia. Thank you.

I reach their "Other ways to give" page https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Ways_to_Give/en and can't find Bitcoin anywhere  :-\

How is it possible that Wikimedia Foundation even accepts stock donations but not bitcoins? Did I miss something and market stock is easier to acquire?


Title: Re: So Wikimedia accepts stock donations but can't do the same with bitcoins
Post by: DeathAndTaxes on March 22, 2013, 05:18:27 PM
I write them and EFF every six months.  I have supported both projects for a long time with annual donations and I will again (including "back donations") but not until they support Bitcoin.


Title: Re: So Wikimedia accepts stock donations but can't do the same with bitcoins
Post by: wumpus on March 23, 2013, 09:58:20 AM
Yes it's a pity. I support both Wikimedia and EFF but it'd be nice if it was possible in BTC.


Title: Re: So Wikimedia accepts stock donations but can't do the same with bitcoins
Post by: Prattler on March 23, 2013, 11:36:08 AM
How is it possible that Wikimedia Foundation even accepts stock donations but not bitcoins? Did I miss something and market stock is easier to acquire?
They just don't really need money that much.


Title: Re: So Wikimedia accepts stock donations but can't do the same with bitcoins
Post by: mc_lovin on March 24, 2013, 09:02:44 PM
Give them stock in a Bitcoin company!