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Sending A Donation Via Strike (US Users Only)

Have you ever used Venmo, Cashapp, PayPal, or any similar apps to send money? If you have, you know how easy and safe they are to use. If you haven’t, no worries, keep reading.

I’m asking this because I’ve got good news. We are officially accepting donations using one of those types of apps, and the one we’re using is called Strike.

In case you’re not familiar with Strike, it’s made by the company that the NFL partnered with to allow NFL players to get their salaries paid in cryptocurrency instead of regular money if they so choose.

But don’t worry–this app doesn’t require you to use cryptocurrency at all. It works just like any other of the abovementioned apps, even easier actually!

AND, there won’t be any identifiable trail for your wife or partner to see who you actually sent money to. Great for those who need/want discretion.

I’ve put together a step by step guide which shows you how to set up the app and send money all in just a quick 8 minutes. That’s it! That’s how fast and simple it is to use.

Click the following link for the guide on setting it up:

Sending A Donation Via Bitcoin (Worldwide Users)

Before you get spooked at the mere mention of cryptocurrency and Bitcoin, you should know it’s been recognized as legitimate, secure, and safe enough for income tax payers to receive their tax refunds, for Twitter to allow users to pay/tip other Twitter users in bitcoin, for PayPal and Venmo to let you buy and send cryptocurrency through their apps, the list goes on. And get this!

In case you haven’t been following the socio-political and geopolitical developments regarding Bitcoin over the last few years, you should know that using cryptocurrency as a medium of exchange for goods and services is a regulated industry. Simply put, using cryptocurrency is as safe as it is legitimate.

But…is it user friendly? It is indeed. I’ll prove it.

I’ll show you step by step how to get some cryptocurrency and send it all in just 12 minutes (or less)! The tutorial is below and I’ve included screenshots at every step of the way.

Step 1

We’re going to use the world’s most legitimate digital currency exchange—Coinbase. To use this, you can either download the Coinbase App onto your smart phone, or go to The process shown below is for using the app, but the steps on a PC are pretty much the same.

Once you download the app, you’ll need to register an account and then verify your email address. Screenshot below.

Step 2

Open your email and you’ll see an email from Coinbase. Go ahead and verify it by clicking the verify email address button. Screenshot below.

Step 3

Next you’ll need to provide them with a phone number, and then you’ll be asked to verify your phone number (they send you a text with a code). Screenshots below.

Step 4

Now you’ll have to verify your identity. They’ll ask you for some basic information. Some people get nervous here but it’s the places that DON’T ask you to verify this kind of stuff that you have to worry about. Coinbase is registered as a Money Services Business with FinCEN. FinCEN is part of the government, and Coinbase therefore is heavily regulated, safe, and secure. Screenshots of the info required below.

Step 5

Congrats! Your account is created. Now we need to get you some cryptocurrency. To do so, click get started on the screen you now see. Screenshot below.

Step 6

To buy cryptocurrency, you need money. They’ll ask you to add a funding source, and you’ll click add. below.

Step 7

After you click add, it’ll say you don’t have any linked accounts. You’ll need to add one by clicking on go to settings. Screenshot below.

Step 8

Click on the add button to add a funding source, and then choose what source you’d like. Debit card is the easiest so that’s what we chose. Screenshots below.

Step 9

After clicking on debit card, you’ll need to enter your debit card’s information and then click continue. Screenshot below.

Step 10

Now you’ll need to verify your debit card. The way you’ll do this is by telling them the amounts of two small pending transactions (which they will reverse so they don’t actually go through or cost you money). Screenshot below.

Step 11

After you log into your bank account and get the amounts of the pending transactions so you can enter them into Coinbase, you can click verify card, then click done. Here’s what you’ll see.

Step 12

Now you can click the home button, then click Bitcoin. Here’s what you should see:

Step 13

If you click buy, it’ll almost seem like you can buy cryptocurrency. But, if you notice, it says your buy limit is $0. IScreenshot below.

Step 14

What you need to do is get out of this screen by clicking the X in the top left, and then click on settings in the bottom right. Here’s what you should then see:

Step 15

See how receiving and sending digital currency is still disabled? That’s what we need to fix. To do so, you’ll click enable send and receive. The last thing they need is for you to scan a copy of your driver’s license. Screenshots below.

Step 16

After you do this and click continue, it’ll say they’re going to verify your ID to make sure it matches the information you gave them earlier. About 15 minutes later, you should receive a confirmation email. Once you do, you can now finally buy some cryptocurrency! Go to step 17 to find out how.

Step 17

Click the home button on the app, then click Bitcoin, then click buy. Enter the USD amount of Bitcoin you want to buy. Here’s what you should see:

Step 18

Click the preview buy button and you’ll be sent to the final screen where you can confirm your transaction by clicking buy now. See the screenshot below.

Step 19

After you click buy now, you’ll see a confirmation. The next step takes patience since you’ll need to wait a few days until the Bitcoin is available for withdrawl/sending in your account. Once it is, all you need to do is send it. To do so, click accounts, then click BTC Wallet and enter the USD amount of Bitcoin you’d like to send. Here’s what you’ll see:

Step 20

You’ll then want to use the following button to actually get the address to which you can send the Bitcoin. The donation amount for this button is $10. If you want to be a hero and send more than $10, just use the donation button in the sidebar (which is at the bottom of the page if you’re on mobile).

Either way, once you click on the “Donate With BTCPAY” button, it’ll prompt you to enter a contact email and then you can hit continue. Once you do, you’ll then see a scannable QR-code to use, or if you aren’t familiar with QR-codes, you can just copy the address shown to you. If you have any questions, please click the little “Leave A Message” button in the bottom right hand corner of the screen.


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