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August 29, 2012, 07:56:17 PM
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Very well made!

I will steal from your mail when I contact companies/NGOs.. :-)

Thank you for getting it rollin' again!

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August 29, 2012, 08:52:18 PM
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shesthefirst.org replied with a "At the moment, we're happy with our current donations platforms. Thank you for thinking of us, and best of luck!"

1 down, 6 rejections to go  Grin

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August 31, 2012, 05:53:28 PM
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Charitywater.org replied with "Thank you for reaching out to us! Your payment system sounds really interesting, but unfortunately we don't have the capacity right now to take on any new donation accepting platforms."

That's 2 down, 5 more rejections to go.

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September 01, 2012, 05:20:06 AM
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Charitywater.org replied with "Thank you for reaching out to us! Your payment system sounds really interesting, but unfortunately we don't have the capacity right now to take on any new donation accepting platforms."

That's 2 down, 5 more rejections to go.

They're getting so many donations they can't possibly accept more.

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September 17, 2012, 08:44:48 PM
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No worries, with rising bitcoin price it is just a matter of time for charities queuing up.

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September 17, 2012, 08:59:41 PM
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blockchain explorer.

from the source BTC100 address funds have been syphoned off to a 1Kenya address and then looped through 'empty addresses' (no other trade history) to then reach the end point of

1DwSkYaY3poxAzAiu7ipUqmoTZkq1o57HJ

some direct payments from BTC100 went their too,

so who owns 1DwSkYaY3poxAzAiu7ipUqmoTZkq1o57HJ and why were the funds moved at all in the first place?
quote from btc100 address
"Rassah and Roger Ver (Bit Instant and Memory Dealers) have complete control over all donations currently residing in the Bitcoin wallet having the vanity address 1BTC1oo1J3MEt5SFj74ZBcF2Mk97Aah4ac, awaiting their next destination–a worthy non-profit organization."

AWAITING?? - moving funds is not waiting.
destination a worthy non profit. - please provide details which non-profit owns the 1DwSKY address.

secondly the images on the website have been ripped off of 'oxfam' images aswell as unicef. hopefully they have permission

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from the source BTC100 address funds have been syphoned off to a 1Kenya address and then looped through 'empty addresses' (no other trade history) to then reach the end point of
Everything that went to the 1kenya address was sold and used to buy medical supplies.
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September 18, 2012, 12:39:00 AM
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Correct. That was a donation that went to a group that is doing medical stuff in Kenya. The reason there is more than one transfer is because, often, after we agree to send money and a big chunk of money is sent, someone inevitably pipes in with, "Oh crap, I was away and didn't notice the donation, here's my money, send it too."

And, again, we really need to step up our solicitations. I'll e-mail the few that haven't responded again.

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September 18, 2012, 12:51:44 AM
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http://www.llg.org.au/ this is an organisation that could use some financial support. They fund suicide counselling and community support from money raised in their second hand stores.

http://www.llg.org.au/index.php/volunteering/geekechic they also have a computer recycling business and make jewellery out of some of the parts they salvage from it.


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http://www.llg.org.au/ this is an organisation that could use some financial support. They fund suicide counselling and community support from money raised in their second hand stores.

Contacted

Also, resent a notice to the remaining charities that have yet to respond (letsfcancer.com, goods4good.org, pencilsofpromise.org, and cfy.org) with the following:
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Hi. I just wanted to make sure that you received our prior e-mail. Please let me know if you have any questions.

TL;DR version:
  • Add a Bitcoin address to your website (could be as simple as just text. Example of ours is 1BTC1oo1J3MEt5SFj74ZBcF2Mk97Aah4ac)
  • Within days, receive about $1,000USD worth of bitcoin.
  • We will help you set up methods to easily convert it to USD or any other world currency, or point you to where you can do that yourself.

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September 23, 2012, 04:54:55 AM
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So I have never been able to completely wrap my head around the Bitcoin 100, but I think I have something for it. 

Let me know if I'm way off base.

The Girl Scout membership in Ohio has been struggling with corporate Girl Scouts.  Camps are being shut down due to low usage, but when the girl scouts try to use the camps, corporate Girl Scouts says they can't afford to keep them open. 

There are many more injustices outline on their website, but that's the gist of it.  Bottom line is legal action has been taken and the battle has been in the courts for months.

This is the supporting group leading the charge for organizing legal pursuit.

http://www.trefoilintegrity.org/

I'm working with them to get a bitcoin option added to their website.  Is the idea with the Bitcoin 100 that the membership would be solicited for donations once that happens?

Does that mean, I can tell this girl scout website that they will likely get $1,000 in donations by adding this option to their website?

Should I use a smaller number assuming not everyone donates to every organization added, perhaps $200?

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September 24, 2012, 11:12:27 AM
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So, my girlfriend recently got a bit involved in Bitcoin, and she wanted to donate to some good causes with Bitcoin.
There's a site called www.givewell.org, which checks which charities are worth donating to. The top one on their list is the Against Malaria Foundation.

She mailed them, asking them to accept Bitcoin. Here's her mail:
Quote from: Anne
Hello Sean Good,

I live in Germany and really wanted to donate to your cause. Sadly,
there's this fee on bank transactions...
Have you ever considered accepting Bitcoins? It's a digital currency that
doesn't have any transaction fees. The basics are explained here:

http://bitcoinmagazine.net/category/bitcoin-newbies/

I know that getting familiar with a new currency is quite a lot of effort
and you might have concerns about possible risks. However, there's a
company called bitpay that processes Bitcoin payments for merchants or
charities. Basically they take care of the Bitcoin part of the trade and
would give the according amount to AMF in a currency of your choice (for
example British pounds). For a charity like AMF bitpay will process all
transactions at no charge.
Information on bitpay is available here:

https://bitpay.com/bitcoin-for-charities

Currently there is a limited number of charities that accept Bitcoins, so
people who want to donate Bitcoins to a good cause would be likely to
choose AMF. There is also a project called "Bitcoin 100" that involves 100
people who will each donate 1 Bitcoin to each charity that starts accepting
them. At the current market price that amounts to roughly 770 British
pounds.

"Credit/debit card companies charge a fee to the seller when you buy
something. This applies to all charities too when you make a donation. We
think this is a shame."
Me too. I would really look forward to recommending AMF should you decide
to take a step forward and accept bitcoins. And donate, of course!

If you are interested and/or have any questions concerning Bitcoin, please
don't hesitate to ask.

Best regards,
Anne

Their reply sounds hopeful!

Quote from: Andrew
Dear Anne,

Thank you very much for your interesting email. It is the first request
that we have received from a donor wishing to donate via BitCoins.

At present it would take a number of weeks for us to integrate BitCoins as
a payment system on our website and is not something we would consider at
present - although we do review our systems on a regular basis. Obviously
we would be interested in

1) The donation process and how much we can engage with the donor (i.e.
what is the technical process for donating, the financial details of how
the donation would eventually reach us and how we can relate a particular
donation to a donor's information).

2) The anticipated volume of donations via this method.

If you would would like to comment on any of these points we will certainly
put the information on file and consider it when we next review our payment
systems.

Many thanks
Andrew


Dr. Andrew Garner
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Against Malaria Foundation
Web: http://www.AgainstMalaria.com  <http://www.AgainstMalaria.com>
Email: andrewgarner@againstmalaria.com

The anticipated volume is of course at least 100 Bitcoins, but as a "high profile" properly verified charity, I suppose people might want to donate more. The donation process is relatively easy with Bit-pay I think. We could contact Bit-pay at a later stage to provide explanation/support.

So yeah… suggestions on how to proceed? Rassah, shall I include you in the email conversation, maybe?

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September 24, 2012, 05:20:01 PM
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Sure!
And yeah, at least 100BTC for initial donation, and I think Bit-pay stated that they provide free service for charities? I don't remember exactly.

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September 25, 2012, 01:40:05 AM
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Indeed they do, for charities on the IRS Pub78 list (eligible to receive tax-deductible donations), which they are Smiley

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October 22, 2012, 12:12:21 AM
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This time I don't have a leg to stand one. I (Bruno) take full responsibility for the inaction of Bitcoin 100, offering up no excuses.

That said, if in 30 days we (mostly I) do not obtain a charity to accept Bitcoin as a payment option as outlined by Bitcoin 100 terms, then by all means all funds currently on deposit should be returned to those who've donated.

CornedBeefHash, among others, have been more than patient in this regard.

Somebody, please quote this post for posterity. Meanwhile, I have a letter to pen, for I have a charity in mind that just might add Bitcoin as a payment option to its donation page.

Thank again, CBH, for bringing this back to the forefront.

~Bruno K~
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This time I don't have a leg to stand one. I (Bruno) take full responsibility for the inaction of Bitcoin 100, offering up no excuses.

That said, if in 30 days we (mostly I) do not obtain a charity to accept Bitcoin as a payment option as outlined by Bitcoin 100 terms, then by all means all funds currently on deposit should be returned to those who've donated.

CornedBeefHash, among others, have been more than patient in this regard.

Somebody, please quote this post for posterity. Meanwhile, I have a letter to pen, for I have a charity in mind that just might add Bitcoin as a payment option to its donation page.

Thank again, CBH, for bringing this back to the forefront.

~Bruno K~

I strongly disagree.
We now have everything set up: Webpage, publicity on bitcointalk, donators, even our first success!
Even if we don't find NGOs accepting Bitcoin donations in the speed we like to, any additional NGO found will help our cause.
So even if it takes months for each additional NGO, I say lets do it!
Noone here will be shouting if no immediate success is visible. For me, my small bitcoin pledge is a donation anyway. If, after years and years, we have no single success, we might discuss returning those single bitcoins. But now? Why introduce unneeded pressure now?

On the contrary! We now have a much better situation than when the whole Bitcoin 100 started!
When approaching NGOs, we can point to two high-level politicians accepting bitcoins for donations. The use and infrastructure around Bitcoin is stronger too!

And, as a idea I got some time ago:
How about we, you Bruno, join efforts with The Bitcoin Foundation? Writing as an official of TBF, or as being controlled/reviewed/authorized by TBF, or just as a member of TBF, will make the initial letter and Bitcoin in general look more reputable.
I know about the pro-and-cons debates about TBF. I know that the whole idea of being "authorized" by TBF is laughable. I am just thinking that Bitcoin 100 and The Bitcoin Foundation have a lot of overlap and would profit from each other. And, as I am sure, have the same goals too.

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October 22, 2012, 03:56:21 PM
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This time I don't have a leg to stand one. I (Bruno) take full responsibility for the inaction of Bitcoin 100, offering up no excuses.

That said, if in 30 days we (mostly I) do not obtain a charity to accept Bitcoin as a payment option as outlined by Bitcoin 100 terms, then by all means all funds currently on deposit should be returned to those who've donated.

CornedBeefHash, among others, have been more than patient in this regard.

Somebody, please quote this post for posterity. Meanwhile, I have a letter to pen, for I have a charity in mind that just might add Bitcoin as a payment option to its donation page.

Thank again, CBH, for bringing this back to the forefront.

~Bruno K~

I strongly disagree.
We now have everything set up: Webpage, publicity on bitcointalk, donators, even our first success!
Even if we don't find NGOs accepting Bitcoin donations in the speed we like to, any additional NGO found will help our cause.
So even if it takes months for each additional NGO, I say lets do it!
Noone here will be shouting if no immediate success is visible. For me, my small bitcoin pledge is a donation anyway. If, after years and years, we have no single success, we might discuss returning those single bitcoins. But now? Why introduce unneeded pressure now?

On the contrary! We now have a much better situation than when the whole Bitcoin 100 started!
When approaching NGOs, we can point to two high-level politicians accepting bitcoins for donations. The use and infrastructure around Bitcoin is stronger too!

And, as a idea I got some time ago:
How about we, you Bruno, join efforts with The Bitcoin Foundation? Writing as an official of TBF, or as being controlled/reviewed/authorized by TBF, or just as a member of TBF, will make the initial letter and Bitcoin in general look more reputable.
I know about the pro-and-cons debates about TBF. I know that the whole idea of being "authorized" by TBF is laughable. I am just thinking that Bitcoin 100 and The Bitcoin Foundation have a lot of overlap and would profit from each other. And, as I am sure, have the same goals too.

Ente


The bottomline is that I needed a well deserved kick in the ass to get Bitcoin100 back on track. CornBeefHash was just using his foot to get me to act. I penned the 30-day-this-or-else post to make sure I felt the kick strong and hard. Now it's time for me to produce.

In the last few months, I've spent way too much time chasing teenage Chinese boys, pirates, butterflies, etc., nearly to the point of getting depressed about Bitcoin's future. But now it seems the excitement is back across the board, and I'm back in the game.

I have a viable for-profit idea up my sleeve and feel it's imperative that something positive continues to emerge from Bitcoin100 so that later when said entity goes live, it doesn't come across as another-Bruno's-trying-to-do-something-but... placemat.

As far as your noble suggestion of joining forces with TBF, I have to say that at this stage it's not practical. But further down the road, as Bitcoin100 earns its salt, most definitely that option may be explored.

I am toying with the idea of somehow getting the lead developer paid via other means besides funds donated/paid to TBF. In fact, I can easily do it through the for-profit entity I have in mind. The only thing I would desire to know is what dollar amount--yearly--that would consist of, believing I can provide said funds.

Thank you kindly, Ente, for your support.

~Bruno K~
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October 22, 2012, 06:49:32 PM
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This time I don't have a leg to stand one. I (Bruno) take full responsibility for the inaction of Bitcoin 100, offering up no excuses.

That said, if in 30 days we (mostly I) do not obtain a charity to accept Bitcoin as a payment option as outlined by Bitcoin 100 terms, then by all means all funds currently on deposit should be returned to those who've donated.

CornedBeefHash, among others, have been more than patient in this regard.

Somebody, please quote this post for posterity. Meanwhile, I have a letter to pen, for I have a charity in mind that just might add Bitcoin as a payment option to its donation page.

Thank again, CBH, for bringing this back to the forefront.

~Bruno K~

I strongly disagree.
We now have everything set up: Webpage, publicity on bitcointalk, donators, even our first success!
Even if we don't find NGOs accepting Bitcoin donations in the speed we like to, any additional NGO found will help our cause.
So even if it takes months for each additional NGO, I say lets do it!
Noone here will be shouting if no immediate success is visible. For me, my small bitcoin pledge is a donation anyway. If, after years and years, we have no single success, we might discuss returning those single bitcoins. But now? Why introduce unneeded pressure now?

On the contrary! We now have a much better situation than when the whole Bitcoin 100 started!
When approaching NGOs, we can point to two high-level politicians accepting bitcoins for donations. The use and infrastructure around Bitcoin is stronger too!

And, as a idea I got some time ago:
How about we, you Bruno, join efforts with The Bitcoin Foundation? Writing as an official of TBF, or as being controlled/reviewed/authorized by TBF, or just as a member of TBF, will make the initial letter and Bitcoin in general look more reputable.
I know about the pro-and-cons debates about TBF. I know that the whole idea of being "authorized" by TBF is laughable. I am just thinking that Bitcoin 100 and The Bitcoin Foundation have a lot of overlap and would profit from each other. And, as I am sure, have the same goals too.

Ente


The bottomline is that I needed a well deserved kick in the ass to get Bitcoin100 back on track. CornBeefHash was just using his foot to get me to act. I penned the 30-day-this-or-else post to make sure I felt the kick strong and hard. Now it's time for me to produce.

In the last few months, I've spent way too much time chasing teenage Chinese boys, pirates, butterflies, etc., nearly to the point of getting depressed about Bitcoin's future. But now it seems the excitement is back across the board, and I'm back in the game.

I have a viable for-profit idea up my sleeve and feel it's imperative that something positive continues to emerge from Bitcoin100 so that later when said entity goes live, it doesn't come across as another-Bruno's-trying-to-do-something-but... placemat.

As far as your noble suggestion of joining forces with TBF, I have to say that at this stage it's not practical. But further down the road, as Bitcoin100 earns its salt, most definitely that option may be explored.

I am toying with the idea of somehow getting the lead developer paid via other means besides funds donated/paid to TBF. In fact, I can easily do it through the for-profit entity I have in mind. The only thing I would desire to know is what dollar amount--yearly--that would consist of, believing I can provide said funds.

Thank you kindly, Ente, for your support.

~Bruno K~

Now that's more like it!
Lets get this fckn party started! :-)

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October 22, 2012, 09:25:36 PM
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hi Bruno,

this was probably pointed out before, but

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Meanwhile, millions of souls go hungry–every night–on this beautiful planet we all share. Bitcoin 100 won’t solve this problem (or any other for that matter), but nor would all the non-profit organizations, whether working alone or in concert with one another, produce significant results.

Is pretty pessimistic. When I read this on your "About" page, I wonder why I should pledge any money, when it wont change anything (and is not supposed to change anything?) in the first place. Pls consider to rephrase what you wanted to say here. Just my advise.

Anyways, thx for your efforts!
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hi Bruno,

this was probably pointed out before, but

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    Poverty is the worst form of violence.
    ~Mahatma Gandhi

Meanwhile, millions of souls go hungry–every night–on this beautiful planet we all share. Bitcoin 100 won’t solve this problem (or any other for that matter), but nor would all the non-profit organizations, whether working alone or in concert with one another, produce significant results.

Is pretty pessimistic. When I read this on your "About" page, I wonder why I should pledge any money, when it wont change anything (and is not supposed to change anything?) in the first place. Pls consider to rephrase what you wanted to say here. Just my advise.

Anyways, thx for your efforts!

Excellent suggestion, Spek (can I call you Spek, for it would've taken too long to type the full name, for I'm pressing for time?), and will address that concern.

~Bruno K~
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