The common assumption with most churches is that they’re conservative and are beholden to time-honored traditions. While this is often true in many regards, a number of churches are actually quite keen on adopting the latest innovations that technology has brought to bear. Case in point is a church in Switzerland that is set to begin accepting Bitcoin donations.
The cryptocurrency-accepting church is ICF Church, located in Zurich, Switzerland. It’s an evangelical church and among the largest in the country. Its parishioners are actually pretty young, and the church itself is a big proponent of cutting-edge technologies.
It is for those reasons that accepting Bitcoin donations makes perfect sense for the church. ICF Church spokesman Nicolas Legler told the local media:
Digital currencies and the blockchain technology will change our daily lives more and more in the next years.
Cryptocurrencies will be implemented, be it Bitcoin or other currencies controlled by the State. We are convinced that this technology will soon belong to our daily lives.
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It makes perfect sense for the ICF Church in Zurich, Switzerland, to accept cryptocurrency. Many churches have long seized upon technological innovations to spread their ministry, from using radio to broadcast to rural audiences to having online sermons people can download and view at their leisure…