Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has said the not-for-profit online encyclopedia platform will "never" hold an ICO or issue its own cryptocurrency.
Speaking to Business Insider after giving a speech at a recent blockchain event in Berlin, Wales told the news source:
Wales was speaking at the Berlin event largely because "People pay me to give speeches," he said.
However, he added that, while he has "reservations" about blockchain, "It's a super-interesting technology, but it's clearly a bubble with a lot of mania and hype around it."
With its pages maintained by volunteers from the public and an ICO ruled out, Wikipedia will keep running via traditional donations – including ones made in bitcoin. Wikipedia started accepting the top cryptocurrency by market value in 2014, after Wales initially said he was "cautious" about the technology.
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