You can now support Freedom of the Press Foundation using cryptocurrency

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Promoting press freedom in the 21st century

Duncan Rawlinson

We are pleased to announce that press freedom supporters and cryptocurrency enthusiasts can now donate to Freedom of the Press Foundation using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Zcash! Your donations support our projects to advance press freedom, including SecureDrop, the open source whistleblower submission platform used by more than 60 news organizations worldwide.

Please visit our cryptocurrency donation page for information on how to donate using cryptocurrency, including our wallet addresses. If you would like to donate using a cryptocurrency not currently featured on our donation page, please contact us here. We plan to add more cryptocurrencies soon, including support for donating to a shielded Zcash address.

We are thrilled to mark our support for cryptocurrency donations with a major gift. Mainframe, a blockchain company building a network for censorship resistant communication and decentralized applications, has made a generous gift of 1,000 ETH to Freedom of the Press Foundation. (You can read Mainframe’s announcement about the donation here.)

We are deeply grateful Mainframe has made this critical donation to help Freedom of the Press Foundation protect journalists and whistleblowers, and are excited Mainframe, through their technology, shares our commitment to protecting privacy and freedom online.

Decentralized technology has great potential to advance the ability of individuals to resist surveillance and censorship. As with all emerging technology in this space, we look forward to evaluating the Mainframe platform as it develops with an eye to its potential to advance press freedom.

We are hoping this generous gift may inspire you to donate as well. If you would like to coordinate a large gift (in cryptocurrency or otherwise), please contact us.

Photo credit: Duncan Rawlinson, "Bitcoin Logo". Creative Commons Attribution/Non-Commercial License.

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