Hi from Jimmy Wales of… Wikitribune

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Hey bitcoin community!

Some of you may have noticed that I used bitcoin as an example of a community that might want to fund an independent journalist (or two) to work in your service researching, investigating, and writing stories about bitcoin.

I remember your incredible generosity to Wikipedia when we were thinking about accepting donations via bitcoin.

At my new project Wikitribune I am going with a no-paywall "monthly supporter" model but I wanted to also reach out directly to you so you'll know that I'm particularly thinking of this community as a great example of how lots of things are underserved by traditional media models.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-39695767 if you want to read about it at the BBC.

Or http://www.wikitribune.com/

The main thing I wanted to say today is that I set up a bitcoin address for Wikitribune:


Normally I think around 50% of contributions will go to journalist salaries with the rest going to tech and other overhead. But because I'm quite keen on bitcoin as an example community, I'm pledging that I'll use 100% of contributions that arrive at that address to hire high quality neutral reporters for the bitcoin/blockchain beat.

Wikitribune is a brand new thing from me, not affiliated with Wikipedia or the Wikimedia foundation.

If you've read this far, please pass word to others.

Proof that I'm me: https://twitter.com/jimmy_wales/status/366582472298868736

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