30 Jul '14, 5pm

Wikipedia Now Accepts Bitcoin Donations via @coindesk

Wikipedia Now Accepts Bitcoin Donations via @coindesk

Open-source online encyclopedia Wikipedia is now accepting bitcoin through a new partnership with Coinbase. The Wikimedia Foundation, which owns and curates Wikipedia, announced on its official blog that it is now accepting donations in the digital currency. The organization cited grassroots community support for the integration, saying that demand for bitcoin support led to discussions on the leadership level. The announcement is notable given the Foundation’s past apprehension toward the idea of accepting bitcoin. In March , the organization announced that it was beginning to discuss bitcoin donations, but co-founder Jimmy Wales later commented that Wikimedia was taking a “cautious” approach. In the blog post, Wikimedia chief revenue officer Lisa Gruwell said that the discussion process was in-depth, but with more clarification available on the legal status of digital cu...

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