Powered by ChangeNOW , the DigiByte Foundation has enabled a feature to purchase DGB directly via the website promoted by the DigiByte Foundation..
As previously discussed, the DigiByte Foundation aims to find ways to add value and create additional forms of income aside from the reception of donations. The Foundation is currently partnering with various companies in order to create income streams to be able to contribute more funds towards improving the DigiByte ecosystem by supporting developers and other contributors, where possible.
To enable a more proactive approach towards receiving income, the DigiByte Foundation has partnered with ChangeNOW to embed the ChangeNOW widget to the Foundations official website. Via this widget, anyone can now buy DigiByte from the DigiByte Foundation and at the same time place a somewhat passive form of a donation via the fees charged for their purchase. A transaction fee of 5% will be applied to any purchase made via this widget and the proceeds will be reinvested into supporting development of the DigiByte ecosystem.
We would like to be fully transparent to assure that everyone is aware and clear on what the 5% transaction fee is spent on. All income from the purchase of DigiByte or for that matter any other crypto/fiat pair offered via the widget will be reinvested and spent towards development of the DigiByte ecosystem and always after first consulting the DigiByte community and having their agreement.
On a regular basis we will provide detailed reports on income and spendings. To date, the ChangeNow widget has already raised about USD 780 for the DigiByte Foundation and more than 1.5Million DGB have been purchased via the widget since its recent inception.
The DigiByte Foundation also aims to work as closely as possible together with developers to assess certain project and development cost for items pending in the github development pipeline and after consultation with the community define specific fund-raiser targets for a developer bounty.
However, these targets would be hit as a side effect from people buying DigiByte (or any other crypto) via our Buy DGB feature on www.digibytefoundation.io. We are aware that the fee is not the smallest around, but please be rest-assured, that this is so, because the “donation” is part of the transaction and that this donation which is created and received via the fee will be reinvested and not kept by the Foundation.
We do hope to welcome you for your next purchase of DigiByte and look forward to your contribution in supporting the DigiByte ecosystem, including future bounty programs for the DigiByte Development Community.