(27 December 2017) This year, Christmas came early to the Internet Archive. On Saturday, the generous philanthropist behind the Pineapple Fund gave $1 million dollars in Bitcoin to the Internet Archive. This anonymous crypto-philanthropist explains, “I saw the promise of decentralized money and decided to mine/buy/trade some magical internet tokens. …Donating most of it to charity is what I’m doing.” The Internet Archive admires this donor using Bitcoin as the currency of giving this season and thanks the anonymous donor.
Permanent access to websites, software, books, music…that is the IA mission. These gifts help make it happen.
The full announcement and now to donate is here.