Bitcoin and cryptocurrency payment processor, BitPay, is about to face another wave of negative publicity. This time it has refused to transfer funds sent as bitcoin donations to Hong Kong Free Press.
Bitcoin Donations Temporarily Suspended
In an angry tweet, HKFP founder and editor-in-chief, Tom Grundy, informed supporters that cryptocurrency donations were temporarily suspended. The reason for this was that BitPay had refused to transfer donations for the past three weeks.
BIG THANKS to HKFP's supporters who donated HK$14,817 in Bitcoin since 2015.
— Tom Grundy (@tomgrundy) September 11, 2019
In a follow-up tweet, Grundy explained that…