Providing help when you are able to is a vital part of building a stronger community.
In the end of 2020, together with The Tor Project we launched an initiative dedicated to NGOs and nonprofit organizations that share our values, and who operate in the fields of personal data protection, development of open-source initiatives, human rights protection, reduction of state censorship, or support of prisoners of conscience and political prisoners.
This joint project aims to help organizations that see a future in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, as a means to strengthen their donations and give the oppressed a better way to support worthy causes and address the importance of nonprofits and their impact on the current world’s changes.
Our first step was to create a transparent methodology that will allow organizations to accept donations in cryptocurrencies and provide them with Trezor devices to maximize donated funds' security. For that, we've conducted an open call, sent Trezor devices to selected organizations, and concluded it with a webinar, where the Tor Project presented their methodology, and the Trezor team provided support on the technical aspects of managing donations with our devices.
Our next goal is to extend the methodology further with details of operating within different legislations; to get more organizations on board; extend the thematic scope; and create a space for multilateral communication between organizations worldwide, which work in adjacent fields or have areas of common interest. For many, Bitcoin isn’t only an opportunity to realize full financial independence; it is sometimes the only way to help like-minded individuals and organizations who stand up against discrimination and oppression, whether it is political, social, or economical.
We’ll be keeping you updated. If you are NGO or nonprofit interested in this project, please, don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions at [email protected]
The Tor Project is a US 501(c)(3) non-profit organization developing software for privacy and freedom online. Tor browser is free and open-source software for enabling anonymous communication by directing Internet traffic through a free, worldwide, volunteer overlay network consisting of more than seven thousand relays in order to conceal a user's location and usage from anyone conducting network surveillance or traffic analysis. Tor's intended use is to protect the personal privacy of its users, as well as their freedom and ability to conduct confidential communication by keeping their Internet activities unmonitored.