Why donate cryptocurrency to Reason? 

From economists Ludwig von Mises’ early writings to Satoshi Nakamoto’s vision of decentralized currency networks, the intellectual roots of the cryptocurrency movement are deeply embedded in libertarian thought. In the Denationalisation of Money, F.A. Hayek called for a free market in the production, distribution, and management of currency and a separation of money from the “calamity” of government control. Today, cryptocurrencies are bringing these ideas to fruition.

Reason Foundation’s mission to advance a free society by developing, applying, and promoting the libertarian principles of individual liberty, free markets, and the rule of law is a natural fit for advocates of cryptocurrency. As a leading source of expertise and information on the future of private forms of capital (see our archive here), Reason magazine and ReasonTV demonstrate the limitless potential of blockchain technology as well as the questions and challenges that could inhibit its progress.

Founded in 1968, Reason produces respected public policy research on a wide variety of issues, publishes the critically-acclaimed Reason magazine, and produces award-winning videos at ReasonTV. Our libertarian vision of “free minds and free markets” reaches millions of readers and viewers every month through ideas and policies that encourage individuals and voluntary institutions to flourish. By making a gift to Reason of appreciated cryptocurrency, donors may be able to avoid capital gains taxes as well as receive a charitable donation deduction. For more information, contact Melissa Mann at (310) 391-2245.