February 24, 2021

ROC does not recognize bitcoin

ROC does not recognize bitcoin

Russian churches do not plan to collect donations in digital assets and issue their own currencies.

AT During a direct line on his YouTube channel, Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) answered a question regarding the church's ability to accept mobile payments and bitcoins as donations. He said:

Well, I think we are unlikely to accept donations in bitcoin. We are unlikely to make our own currency either. And over the phone, I think it is quite possible to make a donation for the temple.

At the same time, the head of the Department for External Church Relations(DECR) of the Moscow Patriarchate noted that the church does not completely abandon technological progress and modern technologies. The Orthodox Church has its own website through which you can transfer donations to charity.

Meanwhile, many charities around the world accept cryptocurrency charitable donations.

London Mosque starts accepting cryptocurrencyback in 2018. The Human Rights Foundation and the Salvation Army have announced the adoption of bitcoin in the past. This month, a US hospital received $ 800,000 in BTC.

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