Every year, Archive.org has its donation drive. This service is invaluable to all Internet users all over the world. It provides a lot of content for people to enjoy without any copyright repercussions whatsoever. Moreover, it is also considered to be the “archive” of the internet itself, which is something we should all cherish. Services like these can’t operate without proper support from the community and a bit of financial backing.
Archive.org now Accepts Both BTC and BCH
More specifically, it is why the yearly donation drive from Archive.org is so interesting. It always attracts a lot of attention, and cryptocurrencies play a big role in this process. Last year, they raised a decent amount of money in Bitcoin. This year, they are not just accepting BTC, but also Bitcoin Cash, which is an interesting decision. So far, it seems like these efforts are paying off, as there is a genuine interest from the BCH community. No one wants to see archive.org go away anytime soon.
With over $4,800 collected from BCH donations, the decision is certainly a good one. Surprisingly, this amount is over twice as high as all Bitcoin donations combined. One wouldn’t necessarily expect this situation to evolve in such a direction from day one. However, there are always some good surprises to be found in the world of cryptocurrencies. With Bitcoin Cash donations outpacing Bitcoin, things have taken an interesting turn.
It is good to see the cryptocurrency community support this donation drive by Archive.org. Similar to any other “charitable goal”, any form of Bitcoin can make a big impact in this regard. It is possible the BTC donations are lower due to the increasing network fees. Whether or not that is the case, remains to be determined, though. There is a genuine interest from both communities, which is all that matters. Any sort of “race” unfolding is only a secondary aspect to pay attention to. How all of this will play out in the long run, has yet to be determined.
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