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Re: Can I donate in bitcoin?

At Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:10:55 +0200,
Thijs Kinkhorst wrote:
> On Wed, August 27, 2014 04:54, martin f krafft wrote:
> > also sprach Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> [2014-08-26 19:43 -0700]:
> >> I believe Debian's major expenses are Debconf, team meetings
> >> (mostly travel and possibly some lodging and food), and computing
> >> hardware.  I would be surprised if Bitcoin were useful for the
> >> first two.  The latter seems likely to have the most potential to
> >> take Bitcoin.
> >
> > The benefit of using Bitcoin for DebConf and sprints is to be able
> > to reimburse people without the costs of cash or international money
> > transfer. This is, in fact, one of the main ways I could see Debian
> > use Bitcoin.
> I doubt whether such transaction costs are really a significant part of
> Debian's expenditures. From my locale I know that transfers within the
> eurozone are already free. 

They are cheap, but not free. While consumers in the Netherlands
generally don't pay a fee per transaction, organisations generally pay
a per transaction fee in the range of 0.05-0.15 euro.

Kind regards,

Jeroen Dekkers

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