Guide to Bitcoin donations

Two Bitcoin organisations have launched a website to promote the use of the digital currency to charities and other non-profit organisations.

The Bitcoin Embassy and Bitcoin Foundation Canada, which are both non-profits, have set up the online resource, GiveBTC, which includes an online directory of non-profits using Bitcoin and a handbook explaining why charities should consider accepting Bitcoin donations and advice on how to set it up.

So far 350 organisations or projects that accept Bitcoin donations have been added to the directory. It is intended to be a crowdsourced resource and individuals can suggest organisations and projects which should be included in the directory.

The handbook has been compiled by 15 volunteers and includes advice on security and legal issues concerning Bitcoin donations.

To access GiveBTC visit