The Free Software Foundation receives a donation of $ 1 million in bitcoins

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In general, Free Software projects are projects that receive few donations or have little money to carry out the programs and their maintenance. In many cases, donations go for a few hundred dollars which curiously helps to keep that program alive for many months.

Recently, the Free Software Foundation has received a generous donation amounting to $ 1 million. A figure that the Foundation had never received, despite its long and popular history.

But the most striking thing about the news is not the donation, which is important, but the payment method: bitcoin. The most famous cryptocurrency on the planet, much like the US dollar, is also used by the Free Software Foundation. Specific, 91,45 bitcoins have been donated, amounting to 1 million dollars in exchange. The generous donation has been made by a fund called Pineapple. This fund is making several donations to non-profit associations whose currency is bitcoin. Thus, the fund not only performs a good action but also popularizes the use of bitcoin, which speculations aside, hardly has or not as many as electronic payments or physical currencies.

The Free Software Foundation dwill allocate this money to Free Software projects that need money, not only to old projects but also to new projects. As well as carrying out various projects in which the FSF is involved.

Personally, I think the news is very good for Free Software, not only because several important software projects will continue but because of the fact that bitcoin is put to positive use, a famous and controversial currency that has had a lot of negativity due to the speculation that it has had around it but that has never really been successful for its monetary use. we hope that Pineapple is the first fund or investor of many who decide to bet on Free Software.


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