November was a good month for those looking to make donations in bitcoin as a number of charitable organizations began accepting the digital currency. Interestingly, law firms are also warming to the idea of accepting bitcoin.
Bitcoin Charitable Donations
American Red Cross
Save the Children
Ferguson Public Library
Amid the protests and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, the Ferguson Public Library has remained open, offering services to residents in need. After members of the bitcoin community voiced their support, the library linked up with BitPay to accept bitcoin donations.
Finnish Political Party
Katz Law Firm
A law firm in the greater Detroit, Michigan area will soon begin accepting payment for legal services in bitcoin. Katz Law Firm, which specializes in tax law, joins Marsalese Law Group in Michigan, in accepting the digital currency.
Scanning the Globe...
The Dutch city of Arnhem already has upward of forty merchants that accept bitcoin. Add local supermarket franchise Spar to the list as they recently became the first supermarket chain to accept bitcoin in the Netherlands.
Malaysian Taxi App
A fully furnished seven-bedroom, five-bathroom villa on the Mediterranean coast in Israel is up for sale and the seller is only willing to accept bitcoin. The price tag on the villa is around $3 million or roughly 9,000 bitcoin.
NBDL Basketball Team
The NBA’s Golden State Warriors’ Developmental League affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors, announced that they have partnered with PayStand to allow fans to purchase game tickets with bitcoin. PayStand will also sponsor the team’s jerseys this season.
About itBit's Who is Accepting Bitcoin Now? Series
As digital currencies gain legitimacy, their acceptance for goods, services and donations continue to grow. Each month, itBit’s Who is Accepting Bitcoin Now? series highlights notable companies and organizations around the world that have joined the Bitcoin movement.