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EDIT on March 2, 2013:

Current Account Status:

BALANCE SHEET

       ฿379.49362029  Assets
       ฿291.49362029    BTCWallet
         ฿5.00000000   Gsan_Wallet
        ฿50.00000000   MemDeal_Wallet
        ฿33.00000000    Teukon_Wallet
       ฿427.90064468  Expense
       ฿427.89564468    Contributed_to_Charity
         ฿0.00500000    Transaction_Fee
     ฿-477.31772997 Income:Available_for_Charity
      ฿-330.07653500  Liabilities
      ฿-242.07653500   Contributed_Pledges
        ฿-5.00000000    Gsan_Contributed
       ฿-50.00000000    MemDeal_Contributed
       ฿-33.00000000    Teukon_Contributed
--------------------
                   0

AVAILABLE FOR NEXT CHARITY
       ฿427.90064468  Expense
       ฿427.89564468    Contributed_to_Charity
         ฿0.00500000    Transaction_Fee
      ฿-477.31772997  Income:Available_for_Charity
--------------------
       ฿49.41708529  <-- READY TO BE CONTRIBUTED


List of charities that received contributions:

12-Mar-21 Group B Strep Inter.. - ฿127.35400000
12-Jul-20 Kenija2012.net        - ฿100.00000000
12-Dec-14 BUND Berlin e.V.      - ฿100.54164468
13-Jan-02 My Refuge House       - ฿100.00000000

                         TOTAL  - ฿427.89564468


1BTC1oo1J3MEt5SFj74ZBcF2Mk97Aah4ac
1teukon65TktBqPs8Vn9ZPaU8Es8r1ktD
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EDIT: You can be informed of recent updates by joining the mailing list located on the Bitcoin 100 home page, here or here.



EDIT: The website for Bitcoin 100 is up and running, but please allow the dust to settle while it's being populated with content.



EDIT: This OP has been edited to the current abridged version, mainly due to concerns of its readability, with suggestions offered up by Transisto.

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Bitcoin100 has evolved into a formidable capacity building program.

Use the vanity address 1BTC1oo1J3MEt5SFj74ZBcF2Mk97Aah4ac when honoring your pledge, or if simply donating to a compassionate cause.

Use the following links to view the current balance at any time:

http://blockchain.info/address/1BTC1oo1J3MEt5SFj74ZBcF2Mk97Aah4ac

http://blockexplorer.com/address/1BTC1oo1J3MEt5SFj74ZBcF2Mk97Aah4ac

I'll maintain the list, below, depicting names of users who've expressed their desire to continue supporting Bitcoin100.

List of Bitcoin100 Supporters:

#   Pseudonym (Name)   (Initial Pledge: expressed in at least (1) BTC total unless stated otherwise)

1. Phinnaeus Gage (Bruno) (100+) (Honored 1 BTC + Matched 13 BTC + Proxied 4 BTC + 10.8989898 BTC + .58584966 BTC)
2. Coinabul (2) (Honored 1 BTC, to date)
3. MemoryDealers (Roger Ver) (10 Per Charitable Organization ~ Initial Max at 1,000 with Proviso) (Honored 10 BTC + 90 BTC, to date)
4. amincd (1) (Honored)
5. CIYAM Pty. Ltd. (Ian Knowles) (5+) (Honored 5 BTC + 5 BTC) (+BTC5 12/5/12) (+BTC5 toward MRH)
6. damnek (1)
7. BTCurious (30+) (Scraped Together & Honored 1 BTC + .15757575 BTC + 1.01010101, to date) (+BTC3 druing MRH drive)
8. Shuai (1)
9. Technomage (At Least 1 BTC Per Charitable Organization ~ Currently Maxed at 100) (Honored 1 BTC, to date)
10. MaxSan (2) (Honored ~ 2 BTC)
11. Steve (1)
12. meanig (1) (Honored)
13. Littleshop (5)
14. zhoutong (500) (10 BTC Per Charitable Organization ~ Initial Max at 500) (100 BTC Honored, to date)
15. DeathAndTaxes (1)
16. Yankee (10 BTC Per Charitable Organization ~ No Max on Initial Pledge)
17. dancupid (150) (1 BTC Per Charitable Organization ~ Currently Maxed at 150) (Honored 1 BTC, to date) (+BTC1 toward Bund) (+BTC1 toward MRH)
18. Meni Rosenfeld (1 BTC Per Charitable Organization ~ With a Min/Max proviso) (Honored 1 BTC + 2 BTC, to date)
19. evoorhees (1) (Honored)
20. Bit-pay Merchant Solutions (2 BTC Per Charitable Organization)
21. fizzisist (10+) (Honored 1 BTC, to date) (+BTC1 toward MRH)
22. gigavps (1) (Honored BTC1 toward MRH)
23. ALPHA (1) (I've, Bruno, honored his 1 BTC pledge via proxy--RIP)
24. paraipan (1+) (Honored 1 BTC, to date) (+BTC1 toward MRH)
25. Isosceles (1) (Honored)
26. gsan (50) (1 BTC Per Charitable Organization ~ Currently Maxed at 50) (Honored 1 BTC, to date) (+9 BTC currently in separate wallet)
27. Vince Torres (1)
28. chunglam (10+) (Honored 1 BTC + 5 BTC, to date)
29. lamec (1+)
30. Jan (1) (Honored)
31. hashman (50+)
32. BitcoinBug (1) (Honored)
33. Clark Moody Design (Clark) (25) (1 BTC Per Charitable Organization ~ Maxed at 25) (Honored 1 BTC, to date)
34. freequant (100) (1 BTC Per C.O. ~ Intinial Max at 100 /\/\ An additional 100 BTC pledge to the Red Cross & Unicef if/when they get on-board)
35. beckspace (1+) (Honored 1 BTC, to date)
36. amazingrando (20) (1 BTC Per Charitable Organization ~ For First 20)
37. Burt Wagner (100) (Honored 1 BTC + 1.839 BTC, to date) (+BTC2.73363573 during the MRH drive)
38. k (1) (Honored)
39. teukon (100) (1 BTC Per Charitable & Non-Charitable Organizations ~ Maxed at 100) (Honored 1 BTC, to date)
40. Peter Lambert (5+)
41. MrGaSp (1 BTC ~ By Proxy via Me, Bruno) (I've Honored)
42. tetra4c (1) Really 2, for I'm matching his pledge because of comments I've made on this BBS (I've Honored my 1 BTC Pledge Commitment)
43. Cory (2)
44. jake262144 (2 No Max!!!) (Honored 1 BTC + 1 BTC + 1.01132729 BTC, to date)
45. jjiimm_64 (jimbit) (1 Per Charitable Organization ~ For First 20) (Honored 1 BTC, to date) (+BTC1 toward MRH)
46. coblee (1 Per Charitable Organization ~ Maxed at 50) (Honored 1 BTC, to date)
47. Nicolai Larsen (1) (Honored)
48. GoWest (1 Per Charitable Organization ~ Maxed at 100) (Honored 1 BTC, to date) (+BTC5 toward MRH)
49. CoinLab (1 Per Charitable Organization ~ For First 100, with reservations of which all pledgers are entitled to exercise)
50. wareen (1 Per Charitable Organization ~ Maxed at 100) (Honored 1 BTC, to date)
51. Transisto (3 ~ 1 Per Charitable Organization) (Honored 1.1010102 BTC, to date)
52. Rassah (5 ~ For the Time Being) (Honored 1 BTC + 1 BTC, to date) (+BTC2 to date for Bund and MRH)
53. TradeHill (Adam S) (10)
54. Ente (10) (Honored BTC2 with BTC1 going toward Bund)
55. StrongCoin (dogisland) (1 BTC Per CO ~ No Max!!! + Re-donating all transfer fees incurred on the Bitcoin100 StrongCoin account)
56. finway (1) (Honored)
57. legolouman (1 ~ By Proxy via Bruno) (Honored)
58. gnar1ta$ (1) (Pledged & Honored at Same Time) (+1 BTC more) (+BTC5 w/majority going to Bund)
59. sethsethseth (1) (Pledged & Honored at Same Time)
60. minorman (20 ~ 1 Per Charitable Organization) (Honored 1 BTC, to date)
61. clouds (5 ~ At Least) (Honored 1 BTC, to date)
62. apetersson (100 ~ 1  Per Charitable Organization) (Honored 1 BTC, to date)
63. Boussac (1) (Pledged & Honored at Same Time)
64. On Site Oil & Lube (AgoraMutual) (1 ~ Per Charitable Organization) (Honored 1 BTC, to date)
65. qxzn (100 ~ 1  Per Charitable Organization)
66. blockchained.com (phelix) (6 ~ Subject to Vicissitude) (Honored 1 BTC, to date) (+2 BTC, to date)
67. thomkaufmann (1) (Pledged & Honored at Same Time)
68. edd (1+) (See 70, 71, 72 & 103) (Honored 5 BTC toward kenija2012.net) (+BTC5 toward Bund) (+BTC5 toward MRH)
69. BitcoinPorn (3 ~ adjustable to current market rates: And Matched by Me--Bruno) (I've Honored 1 BTC--2 BTC yet to be Honored)
70. BitBrew (1 BTC Per Charitable Organization ~ No Max!!!) (Honored 1 BTC, to date)
71. The Bitcoin List (1 BTC Per Charitable Organization ~ No Max!!!) (Honored 1 BTC, to date)
72. Unofficial BTC (1 BTC Per Charitable Organization ~ No Max!!!) (Honored 1 BTC, to date)
73. RaggedMonk (1 BTC Per Charitable Organization) (Honored 1 BTC)
74. blobbie (1)
75. Goat (10+) (1 Per Charitable Organization) (Honored 1 BTC + 1 BTC, to date) (+BTC1.01000111) (+2 BTC)
76. sadpandatech (Derek) (1+) (Honored 1 BTC, to date)
77. johnb210 (1) (Pledged and Honored at the Same Time) (And Matched by Me--Bruno, because #77 was a mystery pledge number)
78. Herodes (5) (Honored one at a time after each charitable organization embeds a Bitcoin donation option onto their respective websites) (Contributed directly to Group B Strep International)
79. bitcoinbear (1+) (1 Per Charitable Organization: until he runs out of Bitcoin;  Grin <--he made me add the grin) (Honored 1 BTC, to date)
80. DiThi (40) (1 Per Charitable Organization, currently maxed at 40) (Honored 1 BTC, to date)
81. CornedBeefHash (1+) (1 Per Charitable Organization) (Honored 1 BTC + 1 BTC, to date)
82. epetroel (10) (1 Per Charitable Organization) (Honored 1 BTC, to date + 1 BTC)
83. julz (2+) (With Provisos) (Honored 1 BTC, +1 BTC to date)
84. RandyFolds (5+)
85. Matthew N. Wright (1 Per Charitable Organization ~ No Max at This Time)
86. SimpleCoin (Darin Stanchfield) (100+) (10 BTC Per Charitable Organization) (10 BTC Matched by Me--Bruno)
87. brandondayton (10) (1 BTC Per Charitable Organization--at current conversion rate & after being notified first)
88. mcorlett (1) (Honored)
89. stick_theman (1 BTC Per Charitable Organization ~ No Maximum!!!) (Honored 1 BTC, to date)
90. Jeremy West spendbitcoins.com (1+) (Honored 2.012 BTC + 1 BTC, to date) {2.012 BTC for Ron Paul 2012}
91. mintymark (1+) (Honored 1 BTC, to date)
92. istar (1)
93. BTC_Bear (1) (Pledged & Honored at Same Time)
94. StewartJ (1 BTC Per Charitable Organization ~ No Max Stipulated at Time of Pledging)
95. Red Emerald (1 BTC ~ By Proxy via Me, Bruno) (I've Honored) (Honored)
96. osmosis (1)
97. AniceInovation (Donated 4 BTC)
98. fpgamining.com (10+)
99. FreddyFender (Gretzky, but I somehow doubt it) (1+) (1 BTC Per Charitable Organization--adjustable to current market rates)
100. the joint (1) (but only if he were the 100th pledger) (Honored 1 BTC)
101. CoinBus.com (Tuxavant) (100) (1 per charity for the first 100 charities with Proviso) (Honored 1 BTC + 1 BTC, to date)
102. organofcorti (.2 BTC per Charitable Organization ~ For the First 100) (Pledge BTC5 more during Bund drive) (Honored 1 BTC, to date)
103. satoshisuperstars.com (1+) (Honored 1.00000001 BTC)
104. Crypto X Change (1+) (Honored 50 BTC, to date)
105. neuronics (2 BTC per Non-Profit up to 20 BTC) (Honored 6 BTC + 4 BTC toward the kenija2012.net, to date)
106. P4man (1)
107. Searching For Satoshi (1 BTC Per Charitable Organization) (Honored 1 BTC, to date)
108. (by an anonymous donator) (184.1995 BTC) Thank you, whoever you are!!!
109. guruvan (1 Per Charitable Organization ~ No Max) (Honored 1 BTC, to date)
110. psy (1) (Honored 1 BTC toward kenija2012.net, to date)
111. Bitbird (6)
112. mahingupta (1)
113. wogaut (1) (Honored)
114. deego (100) (1 BTC Per Charitable Organization--adjustable to exchange rates) (Honored 2 BTC, to date)
115. LightRider (1 BTC) (Pledge 1 BTC worth of my SealsWithClubs gambling winnings.) (Honored 1 BTC, to date)
116. vuce (Donated 5 BTC toward kenija2012.net)
117. Bees Brothers (Donated 2 BTC toward kenija2012.net) (+BTC1 toward MRH)
118. oldschool (Donated BTC1.411 with BTC1 going toward Bund)
119. coderrr (Donated BTC10 with BTC1 going toward Bund)
120. Akka (Donated BTC1 toward Bund) (+BTC3 toward Bund)
121. giszmo (Donated BTC1 toward Bund) (+BTC0.30636427 toward MRH)
122. jsmithers (Donated BTC1 directly to Bund and BTC1 to general pool for the next charity) (+BTC2 toward the next 2 NRO's after MRH)
123. Garr255 (5) (Honored BTC5)
124. BTC.pt (BTC1 toward Bund) (+BTC1 toward MRH)
125. sgornick (3) (Honored BTC1toward Bund) (Honored BTC1 toward My Refuge House (MRH))
126. paybitcoin (BTC1 per) (Hornored BTC1 toward Bund) (+BTC1 toward MRH)

127. NexT? See your name here!

200: Banco De Kluge (5 BTC + .24 BTC + 1% of all monthly profits after shareholder dividends & personal expenditure) (Honored .5 BTC + .0903 BTC + 2.5 BTC + 6.2497 BTC + 1.5 BTC)



Recently, a thread, with posts by users addressing Wikipedia accepting Bitcoin as a donation option, albeit the efforts proved futile, cause quite a fuss. Their paraphrased response "Thanks, but no thanks!", although not entirely unexpected, need not end there. I believe, together, we can find a feasible solution in having Wikipedia re-consider their position of adding Bitcoin as a viable funding option onto their donation page:

In fact, any one of the following might also include a Bitcoin donation option (or button, if you will) onto their respective websites, when approached with the proper leverage:


With literally thousands of nonprofit agencies seeking funding worldwide, and many conducting numerous successful and yes, unsuccessful, fundraising drives, there's no reason, at all, for not having several--eventually hundreds--of them incorporating a Bitcoin donation option, complementing their current income stream.

In the offering up of this beneficial solution to augment selected nonprofit organizations, I propose the following: Bitcoin100:

Bitcoin100 is nothing more than at least 100 supporters pledging then, hopefully, honoring at least 1 BTC prior to each time a charitable organization expresses interest in embedding a Bitcoin donation button, or acceptable equivalent, onto their website.

At first, there'll be no need to necessarily donate Bitcoin. What's desired, at the onset, is more than 100 individuals stating that they'll pledge (without having to gift at this stage) at least 1 BTC to Bitcoin100 then, eventually, honoring that pledge toward only causes they're most comfortable with, for this endeavor to fully function accordingly--as I currently envision it. The reason for requiring a minimum of 100 supporters is to guarantee, optimistically, that at least 100 BTC rests in the initial wallet when charitable organizations are ultimately approached.

So, to get started, simply state that you would like to pledge to Bitcoin100 and your name will be added to the supporter's list above. As we approach the 100 BTC mark in the wallet, we'll collectively vote on which organization we want to target first. Once over the 100 supporters threshold, the requests will go out to those on the list, to begin honoring their at least 1 BTC pledge. When the at least 100 BTC goal is reached, Bitcoin100 approaches the voted upon charitable organization with Bitcoin in hand. If they decline our gesture of goodwill, the next charitable organization is approached with the exact same offer, and so down the line, until one eventually accepts the simple terms, thereupon transferring the already funded wallet to their nonprofit corporation's Bitcoin account. After the first prospect comes aboard, success will become easier during the pursuing of others.

Ideally, it would be nice if each person who pledges to Bitcoin100, does so with the knowledge that they may be donating to at least 100 charitable organizations during the upcoming year. But it's not a deal breaker if one pledges only 1 BTC now then, at a later date, only exercises the honoring of said commitment. I firmly believe that after the act of simply building the supporter's list for Bitcoin100, the rest will take care of itself.

Gaia willing, when Bitcoin re-bubbles, you can always adjust the at least 1 BTC donation option, thereby better suiting your financial position and resources.

~Bruno~



PLEASE NOTE: This post has been modified. The original post may be viewed here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=52543.msg639141#msg639141

I took deliberate care in making sure that the gist of the original post remained intact, albeit some aspects may have changed since the brainstorming period of introducing Bitcoin100 commenced. I've tried to only amend what was needed for clarity purposes as well as editing out spelling and grammatical errors.
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Hey! I'll personally pledge a couple Bitcoins Smiley Nice idea Bruno!
Unfortunately I think the reasons charities dislike Bitcoin donation is that they think it's illegal/scammy and they don't want association with it.

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Hey! I'll personally pledge a couple Bitcoins Smiley Nice idea Bruno!
Unfortunately I think the reasons charities dislike Bitcoin donation is that they think it's illegal/scammy and they don't want association with it.

Thank you for stating that it's a nice idea. No need to pledge any bitcoins now. Just pledge that you would like to be part of the Bitcoin100. That said, you're second on the list.

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I will contribute 10 BTC to each organization as long as Bitcoins are under $10 each.

GREAT IDEA!

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I will contribute 10 BTC to each organization as long as Bitcoins are under $10 each.

GREAT IDEA!

Thank you kindly, MD. You're on the list.

Although you won't be held to the amount you state you're in for, I wish to put you're pledge amount next to your name on the list. Remember, nobody has to state how much or how often they'll pledge. Just pledge to be on the list and we'll take for granted that you're in for at least 1 BTC.
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I'm in.
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I'm in.

Thank you, amincd. You're on the list and down for at least 1 BTC.

It's a little late now, and I need to get a little sleep. I will update this in the morning and will continue to update this each time I'm online. If theymos moves this thread, I'm taking away his German beer.  Wink

HMMM! There's no reason for any moderator to not pledge, now is there?
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I will contribute 10 BTC to each organization as long as Bitcoins are under $10 each.

GREAT IDEA!

I just reread your post, MD. Do I read it right? 10 BTC per organization (with the caveat)? If so, I will adjust the pledge amount after your name on the list.
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Feel free to ask questions as we, together, fine tune the Bitcoin100.

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I will contribute 10 BTC to each organization as long as Bitcoins are under $10 each.

GREAT IDEA!

I just reread your post, MD. Do I read it right? 10 BTC per organization (with the caveat)? If so, I will adjust the pledge amount after your name on the list.


10 BTC from me per organization is fine.
(potentially 1,000 BTC total if we get 100 organizations)

As long as they are real organizations that have been around for a while,  I am happy to help.


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I think that this is one of the best recent promotional ideas for Bitcoin that I have read on this forum.

Put me down for at least 5 BTC.

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I think this is an awesome idea!
Wouldn't it be possible to make a Bitcoin contract that requires a number of people to agree on donating the held coins?
That would also make an awesome showcase of future Bitcoin use.

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I really like the idea, but I'm not very rich.

Pledging 1 BTC, but will probably pull out after a couple of tens of organizations.

Edit: I propose that a buffer is made, on which we all put 1x the pledged amount. Then we can write to all organizations, and the one who accepts it gets the buffer immediately, after which we fill up the address again.

I would also like to mention that Roger Ver (MemoryDealers) has been an excellent spokesperson, and has spent a decent amount of his own money advertising Bitcoin, so if Gavin doesn't feel like this, I would have no problem with MemoryDealers hosting it.

Edit: Cheers for pledging 100 yourself, Gage! That's amazing!

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i pledge 1 BTC (more later, when i get rich, I swear!!!)

this is a great idea, but I don't think Gavin will have the time / desire to be the front man for this. Someone who is respected in the community and who volunteers to this should be doing it - Gavins time is more important working on the client anyway, rather than doing the marketing, which is not his specialty. MD would be a better option I think, if he's got the time/desire.
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I pledge 1 BTC for starters. This is a great project.

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I think I can be part of this too. Not sure how many coins il pledge but a couple is within my reach.
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I will contribute 10 BTC to each organization as long as Bitcoins are under $10 each.

GREAT IDEA!

I just reread your post, MD. Do I read it right? 10 BTC per organization (with the caveat)? If so, I will adjust the pledge amount after your name on the list.


10 BTC from me per organization is fine.
(potentially 1,000 BTC total if we get 100 organizations)

As long as they are real organizations that have been around for a while,  I am happy to help.


They should/will all have a track record.

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Sounds like extortion to me.  Seriously guys?  You are going to tell a charity "I'll donate but only if you take it in bitcoin"?  What a shitty way to deal with charities.  Is this really how you want people to view this community?

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Nice idea!  Count me in.

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Sounds like extortion to me.  Seriously guys?  You are going to tell a charity "I'll donate but only if you take it in bitcoin"?  What a shitty way to deal with charities.  Is this really how you want people to view this community?

Not extortion. Charity X will simply be approached with at least 100 BTC in hand, and kindly requesting them to consider accepting Bitcoin as a donation option. It's not like we'll be telling them to do  such and such or else no money from our group.

I respect BadBear's opinion, but would someone else here be so kind as to express my sentiment more clearly. I feel my above statement doesn't do it justice.
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