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.” We so admire this donor using Bitcoin as the currency of giving this season, and are honored to be the recipients of such a gift. Whoever you are, you are doing a world of good. Thank you.
Permanent access to websites, software, books, music…that is our mission. These gifts help make it happen.
It is especially gratifying to see those who dreamed big about Bitcoin using their wealth to support innovation across the world. The Internet Archive has been actively involved in this community since 2011. Encouraged, we are dreaming big and dreaming open.
Thank you to Pineapple Fund and thank you to the thousands that have contributed already.
Please consider donating this year— it really helps. Looking forward to 2018!