Bitcoin’s advantages to worthy fundraising drives is in the spotlight again, after crowdfunding site GoFundMe removed a campaign that included a Bitcoin donation address.
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Reasons for Suspension
GoFundMe later reinstated the campaign – a restaurant training and employment program for youth in Uganda – but only after references to Bitcoin were removed from the description at the request of GoFundMe’s staff.
Bitcoin.com contacted GoFundMe to ask if there is any official policy regarding Bitcoin specifically, or campaigns using alternate donation channels.
The company responded, saying the notification to any campaign organizer who sets up alternate payment methods outside the GoFundMe platform reads:
“We are reaching out to let you know that we have removed the alternate payment information from your campaign. It is against our Terms Conditions to offer visitors other ways to donate online from your GoFundMe campaign.”
Background to the Uganda Campaign
Hip hop activist and recording artist Rob Hustle (best known for his track “Call The Cops“) told Bitcoin.com the Uganda restaurant campaign grew out of a video he produced for Ugandan community