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[–] tribblepuncher 0 points 171 points (+171|-0) ago 

It would be best if this led to some sort of donation page that gave instructions on how to donate, as well as Bitcoin sites and the like. I don't know if direct bank transfers would work for this - would they? I know some people only want to deal with "real" currency, and Bitcoin isn't exactly the easiest stuff to come by (it's not hard, but getting it can be a PITA, especially if you're new to all this and don't want to get ripped off).

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[–] TalkingAnimal 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

If we can go super old-school, I'd mail a check of money order.

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[–] AmyAcker 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Bitcoin isn't too hard to get - it's just a pain to setup (usually). My recommendation for new Bitcoin users is Circle (or Coinbase).

With Circle, you can get up and running pretty fast. They usually ask for photo ID though, which is the PITA part, but it's a quick process. Afterwards, you can instantly purchase Bitcoin with a credit/debit card. You can also link your bank account, but that is a 3 - 5 day process unless you use a list of certain banks - if you do, you can provide your login information for instant verification.

Coinbase is the next option. It's fairly easy to get setup, but they aren't as flexible for instant purchase methods IIRC. You need to link a bank account; they offer instant verification if you provide them with your login information. Otherwise, it is 3 - 5 days.

You can instantly buy with a credit/debit card, but you must first link a bank account to have that option. Pretty quick if you take the instant verify option, but could be a week or so otherwise.

For more ways to buy, check out /v/bitcoin and this post.

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[–] Nationalist 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Anyway to buy without ID or a bank account, just using a credit/debit card?

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[–] tribblepuncher 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

And this is the sort of thing that'd be good to have in miniature on a donation page. Ideally I would imagine that the best thing that could happen would be making sure people can get started really quick, so going too far into the details may not be wise. That said, a plug for /v/bitcoin on the page would do much to help users who may be 'on the fence.'

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[–] queenblackacid 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I'd certainly be interested in other options. After signing up my first move was to donate, but when I looked into buying bitcoins I found it daunting.

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[–] VoteforPedro 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

What I learned in business is that customers always want "EASY". Bitcoin isn't that at all. They also want safe, and Bitcoin safety looks to be a uncertain thing. All in all, I'd expand payment methods as quickly as possible. $0.02