Bitcoin and Litecoin are digital currencies, based on blockchain technology. Your donation will help to bring disadvantaged students in sub-Saharan Africa into the digital world.

Cryptocurrencies have grown massively over recent years and we hope that by accepting Bitcoin and Litecoin donations we can engage with a wider audience and receive donations from those who prefer to donate using digital currencies.

Alan Turing was a pioneering computer scientist, cryptographer, and mathematician who contributed enormously to these fields in his time. His work arguably paved the way for Satoshi Nakamoto’s invention of Bitcoin. It is perhaps fitting that this exciting technology is now being used to help people all around the world.

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Using CAF Donate online is quick and easy, whether you want to make a one-off or regular donation.

If you are a UK tax payer you can gift aid your donation and increase its value to us by 25%.

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Bitcoin and Litecoin are distributed peer-to-peer digital currencies that can be transferred instantly and securely between any two people in the world. They are like electronic cash that you can use to pay friends or merchants.

We are passionate about our mission to help bridge the digital divide in Africa. As an organisation with such close links to Alan Turing it seems appropriate to engage as much as possible with current technologies for fund-raising and furthering our work. By accepting Bitcoin and Litecoin we make it possible for people all over the world to support us by allowing them to donate in small or large amounts at their discretion and anonymously.

When the amount in our Bitcoin wallet reaches a certain threshold, we convert our Bitcoins into pounds sterling that are then used to support our operations. This approach minimises transaction costs and reduces our exposure to the risk of price changes.

The Bitcoin exchange rate is volatile and can change dramatically in a matter of days. This is demonstrated by the exchange rate charts over previous years.

The present value of one Bitcoin can be found here.

The Litecoin exchange rate is also volatile, but tends to follow the Bitcoin exchange rate. The exchange rate charts for Litecoin can be found here.

The present value of one Litecoin can be found here.

Yes and we discourage anyone from using cryptocurrencies for illegal purposes. Every transaction is stored on a public ledger meaning it leaves a data trail.

HMRC has issued guidelines for organizations accepting Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. More information can be found here.

Yes, all donations are secured by a reputable wallet provider.

Donations can be sent and received with complete privacy.

We monitor all donations regularly and will notify the Charity Commission if a cyryptocurrency donation exceeds a certain amount.

How Else Can You Help?

Chain of people helping to donate computing equipment for The Turing Trust.

Reuse your computer to give African students access to a wealth of IT resources.

Students at Muhuju Community Day Secondary School

Sponsor a computer laboratory, a SolarBerry in Africa or fundraise for us.

Volunteer refurbishes a computer

Refurbish computers in Edinburgh or join us to pack a container.