Wikipedia Stops Accepting Cryptocurrency Donations Citing Community’s Environmental Concerns – Featured Bitcoin News

Wikipedia has decided to stop accepting cryptocurrency donations after eight years of doing so. The decision is based on the request by the Wikimedia community citing “issues of environmental sustainability” as a key reason. Wikipedia Discontinues Accepting Bitcoin, Crypto Donations Wikimedia Foundation has announced its decision to “discontinue direct acceptance of cryptocurrency as a means … Read more

Wikimedia Foundation shutters BitPay account halting crypto donations

The Wikimedia Foundation, which backs Wikipedia, will shut down its BitPay account and has announced it will stop accepting cryptocurrency donations based on community feedback. The decision to end crypto donations was made after 232 members, or 71% of the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) community, voted in favor of a Jan. 10 proposal that cited energy … Read more