17 Oct '13, 9pm

Saint John’s becomes ‘world’s first Catholic church to accept bitcoin donations’: As people

Saint John’s becomes ‘world’s first Catholic church to accept bitcoin donations’: As people

As people move away from slips of paper to digital forms of money, there’s a possibility the concept of the cash donation might decline. But that’s not the real reason Father Adaly Rosado Jr. from the Church of St. John the Evangelist in Goshen, NY decided to put a virtual currencies donation button on the parish’s website. “I put it up a year ago. I was just curious to see what would happen,” Father Rosado said. Unfortunately, only 0.488 BTC have been donated so far, which is around $60 at recent CoinDesk BPI rates . The church has over 2,900 registered parishioners, though, so if he can spread the word about digital currency, he could soon notice more bitcoin donations come flooding in. Father Rosado believes that St. John’s the Evangelist is the first Catholic Church to accept bitcoins and he thinks virtual currency donations can be much more useful than those in fiat c...

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