TrustNodes tested out Request's donation offering:
tl;dr it's incredibly clunky, painful and disappointing and largely
doesn't work. Also, it only offers Ethereum.
On a related note, I notice the WMF Bitcoin gateway currently uses
Coinbase's merchant option to accept cryptos and then pay the charity
on dollars (so WMF never touches a crypto). Coinbase are deprecating
this shortly, going to a model where the merchant has an account on
Coinbase and cashing out is their own problem. What will happen to the
WMF bitcoin option?
(I'm just writing up this terrible story for my blockchain blog.)
On 27 April 2018 at 19:05, David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 27 April 2018 at 17:21, geni
Not really. At best you end up with a less
efficient version of a
downloadable database. People claiming that "blockchain technology" is
useful for things are either cyptocurrency advocates (with the usual
conflicts of interest) or third parties trying to be nice to them.
seconded. Actual blockchain expert here! As in, I wrote a book about
it that's sold well and the BBC calls me an expert now.
Just for readers of this list, as copyright holder I hereby grant you
permission to download this copy:
(like I could stop anyone anyway)
tl;dr "blockchain" anything is a boondoggle at best and horribly
damaging at worst, and you really don't want to go near this actively