ICF Zurich, an evangelical church from the largest city in Switzerland, has begun accepting voluntary offerings from its members using cryptocurrency. According to its website, the church accepts donations directly via bitcoin (BTC), bitcoin cash (BCH), ether (ETH), ripple (XRP) and stellar lumen (XLM).
The spokesperson of the church, Nicolas Legler told the Swiss news agency “Digital currencies and the blockchain technology will change our daily lives more and more in the next years”.
We are convinced that this technology will soon belong to our daily lives. Twenty years ago, no one would have believed that internet would determine our lives so much,” he added.
According to an evangelical European news portal, the church is known for its use of all kinds of new technologies in its worship services and has many young members, some of which “are increasingly using this way of doing financial transfers.”
This explains the choice of accepting cryptocurrency now, as the invention has taken a strong hold on early adopters in Switzerland, as it can help the church appear innovative and relevant to them.