Washington’s Roman Catholic Archdiocese to accept crypto donations

The archdiocese of Washington, D.C. of the Roman Catholic Church will begin accepting donations in cryptocurrency.

Crypto platform Engiven said it would be facilitating donations to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. for fundraising efforts and to increase the church’s “digital stewardship initiatives.”

According to the archdiocese’s website, the funds will be used to directly support 139 D.C.-area parishes as well as local programs including providing food to those in need.

The Russian Orthodox Church said in February 2021 that it was not planning to accept cryptocurrency for donations, nor create its own digital currency.