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Wikipedia Ends Crypto Donations as Environmental Concerns Swirl

  • Foundation members make decision after three-month debate
  • Decision seen having little impact on nonprofit’s fundraising

The Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization behind Wikipedia, will stop accepting cryptocurrencies donations amid concern about their negative impact on the environment. 

“We began our direct acceptance of cryptocurrency in 2014 based on requests from our volunteers and donor communities,” the organization said in a statement Sunday. “We are making this decision based on recent feedback from those same community.”