For now, I cannot donate large sums of Bitcoin, because of my current very limited supply. Yet, I would like to announce that I am soon going to allocate a greater sum (almost $100 worth of Bitcoin) for the sole purpose of donating to various online sources that accept Bitcoin donations! Off course, this would not mean that I would immediately start donating in batches of $5, $10, $15, etc. for each organization at once. Instead, I am planning to treat each donation more carefully, and perhaps be a little bit more generous as I now have a quota to the total amount of Bitcoin I am willing to donate. Over time, off course I expect to allocate more funds towards donating.
Before mentioning to which organization I have decided to donate Bitcoin today, I would first like to discuss a new philosophy of giving any type of donations (by Bitcoin, Cash, Credit/Debit Card, PayPal, etc.), which I have learned from a very influential media source (I would leave it anonymous here). The idea teaches which donations are safe and secure and which have greater chance to fall into fraudulent hands. Although this is not guaranteed to be entirely true at all times, one could still be convinced that the message could be genuine during some occurrences. This message could also be helpful in acknowledging when to be vigilant when donating to any particular cause.
From the media source, it has been learned that it is usually not problematic to donate to official public television sources. This is because the requested donation is regulated through genuine policies and laws, which ensure that all of the funds go directly for the benefit of the TV channel that requests the donations, and that no third-party receives any commission or any monetary obligations from the donation. On the other hand, there are some ways of requesting donations which are questionable.
First, one must always be vigilant of individuals (especially on the streets) who pose as employees of a charitable organization, and request donations on behalf of the organization. It might be overly difficult to distinguish requests for donations to actual organizations as opposed to donating to people who pretend to represent these organizations, who are actually “professional beggers” with an intention to keep the donations all to themselves!
Second, it could sometimes not even be credible to donate for requests one would encounter through the newspaper or online. This is because these requesters could be subjected to questionable credibility and authority in receiving donations. Therefore, it is essential for donors to verify whether the source which would receive the donations is 100% credible, has 100% authority in requesting the funds, and is 100% going to use the funds for the charitable causes it represents. Not to be victimized of fraud donation requests and not to fall into pit of the above precautions, sometimes it could be better to give to individuals that require material support something other than money. Financial assistance is not always practical to every occasion. Therefore, once could consider alternatives to money that could be given to directly support the needy individual, without any intermediary organization involved. Hint: Think Cryptocurrency for example! ; )
Okay, now after a brief general lesson on the theme of donations, I would now feature the source to which I have donated to today. Because on this post I have talked about donating to public television, I have decided to find a website that streams live and replay content online, and that accepts Bitcoin donations. The website I found is called Arconai TV. Although I am not advertising this live/re-play video TV source to anyone nor I am not recommending to anyone to watch anything on Arconai TV or donate anything to them (unless they voluntarily want to), I still decided to feature its acceptance of Bitcoin donations on this post. Because I have had no issue of the content the website represents, I have decided to donate some Bitcoin. The transaction verifies my little gift to this online “public TV” intermediary. Perhaps alike donations would signify that more live TV channels would be added thanks to Arconai TV!