let users 'Pay with Bitcoin' and other donation methods
In addition to the new 'Pay with PayPal' donation option that meetup gives to users, give users a choice to donate using other methods.
One desirable option would be to pay using bitcoins. Meetup could use many of the free software packages out there to build their own bitcoin checkout, or a bitcoin payment service like bitpay.com could be integrated similar to how paypal is currently being used. Other examples would be donating using Google checkout or credit cards.
This doesn't make sense to me. Polling my group user base I don't have a single member who uses bitcoin.
Tomas Sironi commented
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Mashuri Clark commented
I would love to see this!
Agree with this!
I would LOVE to try your services if you just accepted bitcoins.
It would be amazing if you could offer to pay through bitcoins. I would definitely start making more meetups/ going to more!
Bryan Gibbons commented
Donation, this should be a main button under "about us" tab. if we can charge members for designated events, how hard would it be to set up a "donation" page so members can contribute to the overall cost of maintaining the web page, and or toward the efforts of the host for managing same.
The page could have options for showing a goal amount and funds collected. Or show or keep privet a general donation account. On the latter I would also suggest that funds collected go first toward the cost of the web page, (with no collection fee) and then any funds above that would be then payable to the administrator minus a reasonable accounting fee (%) to meetup.com
Anse Sebring commented
I don't use meetup but I'd start doing so if you accepted bitcoin. I have 5 btc at this address:
and I'd be glad to send some of it meetup's way should this great idea come to pass.
Meetup needs moar bitcoin.
Come on meetup! Accept bitcoin it's the future
BitPay has a nice Payment Gateway they could use to collect bitcoins, and receive dollars in their bank account. https://bitpay.com/bitcoin-payment-gateway-api
Gary Rowe commented
Integration with existing payment systems is pretty straightforward so there is unlikely to be a huge technical challenge to implementing this.
And there are a dozen or more meetup groups that list on meetup.com, so there's nearly guaranteed revenue from this right off the bat.