Donate with Bitcoin

The Institute for Justice accepts donations of Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH). Enter a donation amount and click the button below to get started.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Bitcoin?

A: Bitcoin is a digital currency, or “cryptocurrency,” that enables instant payments to anyone, anywhere in the world. Bitcoin is completely decentralized and cannot be manipulated by any government, bank, organization or individual.

Q: How do I donate using Bitcoin?

A: Bitcoin payment is distinct from other forms of payment in that you must send funds digitally to a specific order address. You can obtain this unique order address by entering a donation amount and clicking the Bitcoin button above.

Once you enter your email address, click “next” and you’ll be presented with a custom Bitcoin address and QR code and a 15-minute window during which to complete your donation. You can then use your Bitcoin wallet to send Bitcoin (BTC) or Bitcoin Cash (BCH) to IJ.

As soon as the transaction has been successfully completed, you’ll receive a confirmation email thanking you for your gift. You’ll also have a chance to provide your mailing address if you’d like to receive our bimonthly newsletter, Liberty & Law.

Q: Why do you require my email address in order to donate Bitcoin?

A: IJ acknowledges the generosity of our donors through prompt thank you letters that double as official records for tax purposes. Having your email address doesn’t mean that IJ will flood your inbox (we won’t!), but it does mean that we will be able to share important case developments and hard-won victories with you and all those who make our work possible. If you do not wish to receive any updates from us by email, simply indicate your preference in the “send a message to IJ” box after your donation is complete and we’ll be sure not to contact you.

Q: Is my donation of Bitcoin tax-deductible?

A: Yes. IJ is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, so all donations made to IJ are tax-deductible.

According to IRS guidance issued in March 2014, donations of Bitcoin should be treated as property for federal tax purposes. You can read the full release here: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/IRS-Virtual-Currency-Guidance. Please consult with your tax advisor about properly recording a Bitcoin donation on your tax returns.

Additional questions? Please contact Anne Komer at akomer@ij.org, or 703-682-9320, ext. 312.

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