On 12/12/13 02:54, Nathan wrote: > Bitcoin isn't native currency for anyone, and anyone who wishes > to make a Bitcoin donation could certainly do so using a more standard > currency.
Well, this article from a year ago argues that bitcoin is "safer" for donors than donating national currency: <http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonmatonis/2012/06/29/wikipedia-accepts-enemies-of-the-internet-currencies/> "But just don’t try to donate safely in bitcoin — it’s not accepted." [...] "Accepting anonymous bitcoin in addition to political currencies can be a way of declaring that freedom of speech still does matter." I would think that if anonymity is the main concern, a transaction system with a public log of all transactions would not be the best choice. <https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Anonymity> The obvious time-tested choice for anonymous payment is, of course, cash. Many charities do accept cash donations. Cash could be donated to the local chapter by dropping it into a donation box, then it could be either spent on local programs or forwarded to WMF. -- Tim Starling _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>