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March 22, 2013, 05:12:41 PM
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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  Undecided

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?

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March 22, 2013, 05:18:27 PM
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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.
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March 23, 2013, 09:58:20 AM
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Yes it's a pity. I support both Wikimedia and EFF but it'd be nice if it was possible in BTC.

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March 23, 2013, 11:36:08 AM
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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.
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March 24, 2013, 09:02:44 PM
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Give them stock in a Bitcoin company! 

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