The founder of the non-profit Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, said he had absolutely no interest in launching an Initial Coin Offering (ICO), or turning to cryptocurrency in general.
Jimmy Wales, founder of the famous free online encyclopedia, expressed his total reservation regarding the field of cryptocurrencies. When asked whether Wikipedia also considers cryptocurrencies or the launch of a potential ICO, he said that "they will never do it absolutely".
Despite his skepticism towards the camp, Wales was recently invited to give a speech at BlockShow Europa 2018 in Berlin.
Speaking of the matter, the Wikipedia founder said:
I have reservations about the blockchain. It's a super-interesting technology, but it's clearly a bubble with lots of mania and hype around it. People pay me to hold speeches, so I flew to Berlin. I really like the city, I think it's great.
It is also worth noting that this is not the first time that Wales has expressed its criticism of the ICOs. In 2017, he told CNBC:
I think the blockchain is a super interesting technology but there are a lot of fads going on right now […] There are a lot of these initial coin deals that I think are scams and absolute people should be very wary of what happens in that area.
accepts Bitcoin Anyways
Contrary As expected, given the serious Welsh reservation, the Wikipedia Foundation formally accepts Bitcoin as a way to make a donation.
The organization began to accept the first and most important cryptocurrency world in 2014. While it is not clear the total amount of Bitcoin Wikipedia has received in donations, it certainly seems that they have seized its potential a long time ago , despite the obvious skepticism of Wales.
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