I haven’t really mentioned Bitcoin or any crypto currency on here yet however I am actively working on several developments featuring the BitPay API, and there are plans to write up a few tutorials regarding it aswell. With that said I myself am extremely interested in Bitcoin and the possibilities it has – so it’s pretty exciting for me to hear the Apache Foundation decide to accept Bitcoin donations.
Within 48 hours of opening the Bitcoin wallet, there were already more than 90 transactions and about 5.35 BTC in the account, which means about $2,559 (€1,942) were donated within the timeframe. Now, the number has grown to 6.33 BTC ($3,013 / €2,294)
“Accepting Bitcoin allows donors to The Apache Software Foundation the benefit of digital currency exchanges, no matter where they reside. As a United States 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization, we welcome donations of all amounts from our global community of users, developers, and enthusiasts,” said Upayavira, vice president of fundraising at the ASF.
Up until now, donations could only be made physically, via check, electronically, through Amazon Payments and Paypal, but enabling Bitcoin payments as well should help give those who want to support the foundation some anonymity.