Anonymous donations

Would you consider to support paysafe card to make anonymous donations in the future? I think not everybody may consider to open a crypto wallet to just make some donations… paysafe card would be an easy and convenient way for safe donations, not?

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Something like this must also always be reflected in the accounting. I don’t know exactly, but in most cases this is difficult.

If someone can say something about it, then possibly @smith

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Right now, adding additional payment processors or accepting types of currency / gift cards / credit cards that Stripe or PayPal cannot handle is low priority. I wish we could offer support for all anonymous forms of payment, but our capacity to do so is limited.

One good way to make an anonymous donation that isn’t cryptocurrency is to send a money order via postal mail.

With regard to @coacx’s comment, there are some requirements to report the name & address of donors (if we have that information) per U.S. government rules. That requires that a donation rises above a specific level. See below from our FAQ:

If you donate $20,000 or more to the Tor Project in a single year, we are required to report the donation amount and your name and address (if we have it) to the IRS, on Schedule B of the Form 990, which is filed annually.


Beyond what I’ve written here, we can always discuss available options further. Thanks for your question!


I’d like to pick that up right away.

Apart from the requirements for accounting and financial authorities, I would like to make myself available to talk about an integration of BTCPayserver.
This will make it possible to easily accept donations via cryptocurrencies.
BTCPayserver has great reporting and can be integrated with any account management.
Advantage of this is that you are independent from third party providers and you can exchange the collected donations into USD on a daily basis. With the usual fees of course.

Should this ever become an option, please feel free to contact me. I have already supervised an integration at a German DAX company and can help with advice and action.

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Thanks for your offer to help! We actually already offer BTCPayServer as a method of donation! Check it out here: Tor Project | Cryptocurrency

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Wow, thanks for pointing me on that. I must not have been on the site for ages…