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Press Freedom Watchdog Accepts Donations In Cryptocurrency

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A nonprofit organization founded to promote free speech and freedom of the press has announced that it is accepting cryptocurrencies as donations to use for its activities and campaigns.

The Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF) said on its website that press freedom supporters and cryptocurrency enthusiasts can now make donations to the organization using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Zcash.

The amount received will be used to support FPF's projects to advance press freedom, including SecureDrop, the open source whistleblower submission platform used by more than 60 news organizations worldwide, it says.

FPF said it will be adding more cryptocurrencies soon, including support for donating to a shielded Zcash address.

It revealed the first major contributor who donated in cryptocurrency. Mainframe, a blockchain company building a network for censorship resistant communication and decentralized applications, gave their share of 1,000 ETH to Freedom of the Press Foundation.

FPF was instrumental in helping break the financial blockade against the whistleblower international non-profit organisation Wikileaks.

The Foundation has well-known luminaries such as Glenn Greenwald, Daniel Ellsberg, Laura Poitras, and world-famous whistleblower Edward Snowden on its board.

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