Cryptocurrency Donations
Cool Earth currently accepts cryptocurrency donations in the form of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, and Litecoin.

Bitcoin (wallet address: 1EiGFTC2avw8CpfTUbVgUyaNQHFanebHyG)

Ethereum (wallet address: 0x3c8cB169281196737c493AfFA8F49a9d823bB9c5)

Bitcoin Cash (wallet address: 14qqTCX4iCagmyuYF4Ymkbpeyz7yWwkf6S)

Litecoin (wallet address: LNVkMYhaJuJE8i6vxUBr1E3ght44tw7JJn)

After donating, please email [email protected] and let us know your transaction details so we can thank you for your donation

NOTICE

Digital currencies now make up an increasing proportion of transactions including donations to charities, and we are very grateful to our donors who choose to support Cool Earth in this way.

However, as a climate charity, we cannot ignore the growing environmental impact of cryptocurrencies, which have expanded significantly in recent years.

As cryptocurrencies become more widely used, so has their resulting carbon footprint, due to the energy required to generate electricity for transactions.

As part of an ongoing sustainability review at Cool Earth, we are currently exploring alternative cryptocurrencies with a lower environmental impact.

We will regularly review raising funds through cryptocurrencies and update our policy when lower impact technologies are developed using sustainable energy sources.

Any updates to our cryptocurrency donations policy will be published on this page.

Frequently asked questions

What is cryptocurrency?

Cryptocurrencies are digital currencies in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the transfer of funds, operating independently of a central bank.

Why is Cool Earth accepting cryptocurrency?

Cool Earth has a commitment to innovation and finding the most effective ways to fundraise.

Cyptocurrency is an innovative new kind of currency. We believe that accepting cryptocurrency will result in donations we may not otherwise receive, as well as connecting us with new types of supporters.

We are set up to receive donations in four cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash & Litecoin)

Are cryptocurrency donations anonymous?

Yes, they work the same as a cash donation in that anyone can send them to us without providing their details. If people wish to hear from us in the future, they can provide their details voluntarily.

Is donating cryptocurrency to Cool Earth safe and secure?

Yes, we use a hardware wallet that we believe offers the best level of protection for our cryptocurrencies using two-factor authentication. We also regularly convert our cryptocurrencies into fiat currency.

As with all online transactions you should take care when entering your information and follow reasonable security measures with your personal information.

A unique feature of the cryptocurrency system is that all cryptocurrency transactions where funds move from one wallet to another are publicly visible in a public ledger that forms the basis of the cryptocurrency system – called the blockchain.

At present we have chosen to receive cryptocurrency donations directly as a pilot scheme. In future, we hope to look at integrating cryptocurrency into our standard donation pages.

Is cryptocurrency legal?

Yes. There is currently no legal restriction for merchants to accept payments in cryptocurrencies in the UK, Ireland or the EU.

HMRC have issued guidance to companies on how to handle, record and tax cryptocurrency transactions, and operations which Cool Earth will comply with.

More details on HMRC guidance are available here.

What about money laundering?

We already have safeguards in place to monitor donations, however we receive them. In addition, we will notify the Charity Commission should an individual anonymous donation exceed a certain amount.

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