Wikipedia ban Ethereum and Bitcoin donations for extremely volatile crypto market. Such kind of the disengagement is talk of digital town. Wikipedia decided about not accepting the cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum & Bitcoin from donors. The foundation of Wikimedia, the parent body, stays to be resolute to get donations however, after the intense discussions and issue for about 4 months. It cited adverse atmosphere effects as key reason to take this decision.
Also, in their words, concerns about environmental sustainability. It is accepting the cryptocurrencies consist the implicit endorsement for issues related to cryptocurrencies. The community concerns with risk to reputation of movement to accept the cryptocurrencies.
No Entry for Donation of Ethereum and Bitcoin!
It has officially mentioned that accepting the donation of cryptocurrency was the tacit endorsement for risky investments. Also, technology which are “inherently predatory”, where Bitcoin & Ethereum identified in the context. Also, decision of Wikimedia Foundation’s preceded by similar decision. Such kind of trend is also related for preventing the reputational damage for such entities that look for credibility & cryptocurrency market is incredibly volatile.
The issue which associated with best two leading cryptocurrencies never unfounded in market of the cryptocurrency. Bitcoin has attained notoriety with the mode of “proof of work” mode. It is where miners contribute with dangerous levels for consumption of energy. thereby adding in carbon footprint.
On the other hand, Ethereum is promising for making the mode to be quite environment-friendly through ensuring less consumption of energy but it takes long to materialize.
Wikipedia explain that decision of ‘community-induced’ to be the outcome of feedback for both willing donors along with volunteers. By any such means, this verdict is mainly based on the democratic process. It reflects that Foundation is concerned for their image & credibility. Hence, the door of Wikipedia for time closed for the cryptocurrencies.