Bitcoin has made it even to Black Rock Desert, Nevada and Burning Man. The annual week-long celebration of cutting-edge culture has recently announced that it will be accepting Bitcoin donations in order to extend its reach.
The Burning Man Project, otherwise known as 501(c)(3) nonprofit public benefit organization behind the popular festival started taking Bitcoin for donations earlier this week. According to CEO Marion Goodell “Donations will help provide more grants, training and support to creators of radically interactive art and events on and off the playa, fund civic programs, teach communities the power of collaboration, strengthen our infrastructure and making the Burning Man experience accessible year-round.”
Goodell added that accepting Bitcoin for donations is in diapers. While in the present the Black Rock Desert event is not accepting Bitcoin payments for tickets, the Burning Man organization plans to include that and other options in the near future. Hence, Bitcoin enthusiasts and Bitcoin mining fans and also fans of this popular event should stay tuned.
While it’s true that ticket sales to Burning Man usually cover production costs, these donations will help cover the event’s growing year-round program of many other diverse activities, such as the Global Art Grants program, the Big Art for Small Towns program and art honorariums.
The company in charge of processing donations will be Coinbase.