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Donate cryptocurrencies

Sea-Watch has been active in the central Mediterranean since 2015. We rescue people in distress at sea and stand in solidarity with people on the move. In 2023, we were involved in the rescue of over 1,400 people.

Now you have another way to support our rescue operation on the central Mediterranean: Donate cryptocurrencies via Coinbase or BitPay! By doing so, you are setting an example for human rights and solidarity.

Foto: Oliver Kulikowski

Every contribution counts! Support from the crypto community enables us to save even more lives together and to campaign for safe and legal escape routes. If you have any questions about donating crypto money, we are always here to help. Just send us an email. Just drop us an eMail at spenden@sea-watch.org.

Donate cryptocurrencies now so that we can continue our rescue operations in the future!

FAQ Crypto-Donations

Why Crypto-Donations?

Because some donors have asked for it. Sea-Watch has no intention to hold cryptocurrencies or to speculate with them. We transfer the money into fiat currency (Euro) as soon as possible to use it. This way you can be sure that your donation goes directly to saving lives.

Info about donation receipt for crypto donations

Important note: For anonymous donations, no donation receipt can be issued from our side. In Germany, donations with cryptocurrencies (such as Bitcoin and Co.) are classified as donations in kind.

If you would like to receive a donation receipt, contact us before making your donation.

How does crypto donation via Coinbase work?

Coinbase is one of the world’s leading platforms for trading and managing cryptocurrencies. To support Sea-Watch with cryptocurrencies, simply follow these steps:

  1. Click on the “Donate with Crypto” button
  2. Select the cryptocurrency you would like to donate (e.g. Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, or other supported currencies).
  3. Enter the amount you want to donate.
  4. Click “Donate” and follow the instructions to complete the transaction.

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How does crypto donation via BitPay work?

BitPay is one of the world’s leading payment providers for cryptocurrencies. To support Sea-Watch with cryptocurrencies, simply follow these steps:

  1. Click on the “Donate via BitPay” button.
  2. Select the cryptocurrency you would like to donate (e.g. Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, or other supported currencies).
  3. Enter the amount you would like to donate (maximum $100,000); for higher amounts, please use Coinbase.
  4. Click “Donate” and follow the instructions to complete the transaction.