Wikimedia Works With Bitpay to Accept Bitcoin Donations
The Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that operates Wikipedia, has partnered with BitPay , a global blockchain payments provider, to accept Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash donations. “All of the Wikimedia Foundation’s work is driven by its vision to create a world in which everyone can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. Accepting payments globally is difficult due to the fractured payments ecosystem and a multitude of payment options. By accepting Bitcoin payments, people can now donate from anywhere in the world cheaply and quickly.”
The Wikimedia Foundation had been accepting Bitcoin for several years but recently switched payment processors to BitPay so they can now accept Bitcoin Cash.
“Our donors have shown an increased interest for different cryptocurrencies, so accepting Bitcoin Cash was a natural next step. We accept donations globally, and we strive to provide a large variety of donation options. It’s very important that we can get international donations processed in ways that are efficient and cost-effective.” – Pats Pena, Director of Payments and Operations, Wikimedia Foundation.