RNLI to accept digital currency donations

RNLI to accept digital currency donations

1 Aug 2014 | IT | Kirsty Weakley

RNLI has become the first major UK charity to accept donations in the digital currency, Bitcoin, in a bid to attract new supporters.


RNLI to accept digital currency donations

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Sam Younger appointed chair of VSO UK

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Katie Melua image credit Ernst Vikne

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Muslim Charities Forum members expect to raise £50m during Ramadan

The Muslim Charities Forum has said its members expect to raise a total of around £50m for their causes during the holy month of Ramadan.

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