Greenpeace partners with Bitpay to accept bitcoin donations

| 24th Sep 14

Environmental campaign organisation Greenpeace has teamed up with payment processor Bitpay to start accepting bitcoin donations in its USA division.

Bitpay and other payments providers do not charge nonprofits any transaction fees, meaning that the entire donation goes to charity. One organisation which has already discovered the benefits of bitcoin is United Way Worldwide, which earlier this month became the biggest privately held charity to accept bitcoin via Coinbase.

Greenpeace only accepts donations from individuals, not corporations or governments. The cost of these individual, small transactions quickly add up because credit card companies still generally charge nonprofits the same transaction fees as corporations.

Greenpeace blogger Cassady Sharp said: “The majority of our support comes from individual donations made by thousands of people across the country. [This] mean[s] that we have to be constantly evolving to ensure that donors are able to support our important work in the way that’s most convenient for them.”