Is Jimmy Wales testing out Bitcoin donations for Wikipedia? He is certainly considering it, according to a thread on Reddit. It first started with a tweet — Wikipedia co-founder set up a personal Coinbase account. Playing with BTC today: I just bought 0.1 bitcoin with @Coinbase!
Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, says that a large part of the success of Wikipedia is due to taking an open approach to content, as GigaOM reports. The widely used “open-source encyclopedia” has grown to...
Don’t mess with Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia when it comes to Internet freedom, because he will use harsh words to lash out at you. Today, according to The Guardian, Wales had some choice words for the British government and their snooping practices on citizens.
Wikipedia, the decentralized community-powered encyclopedia, is now accepting donations in bitcoin, the decentralized community-powered cryptocurrency. The Wikimedia Foundation partnered with Coinbase to process the donations. Also new today, Coinbase will waive processing fees for all registered non-profits.
Today’s news shouldn’t come as a surprise.
In late July, Wikipedia announced that it would accept donations in bitcoin. In its first week of accepting bitcoin, Wikipedia racked up $140,000 in new funds, according to Coinbase, the service that powers its cryptocurrency influx.