Top 50 Bitcoin Donation Address Rankings

Original  Gavin Andresen Faucet Page
Original Gavin Andresen Faucet Page

The First Ever Bitcoin Donation Address League Table

Gavin Andresen’s Faucet Ranks #1 With 19,922 BTC Received

One of the most redeeming qualities of the bitcoin community is their generosity. For every scammer trying to take advantage of the blockchain’s anonymity, there are multiple others giving transparently to a cause in which they believe. From the original Wikileaks campaign, which arguably put bitcoin on the map, to the current Free Ross movement, there is no shortage of organization’s taking advantage of bitcoin’s frictionless ability to cross borders and replace traditional payment systems.

This first ever ranking of bitcoin donation addresses is easily led by Gavin Andresen’s original faucet addresses. This faucet originally gave away 5 BTC just for solving a captcha when it first went live in July 2010. Talk about generous! The total received balance on these addresses is almost three times that of the second ranked Bitcointalk Forum address.

The popular Free Ross Ulbricht campaign address currently ranks #12. Free Snowden ranks #25.

Here are the rest of the top 50 bitcoin donation addresses based on total received balance out of 475 reviewed.

Top 50 Bitcoin Donation Addresses

RK Organization Bitcoin Donation Address # Tran Total Received First Trans Distinct Website URL Appearance Found
#1 Gavin Andresen faucet donation (2x) 15ArtCgi3wmpQAAfYx4riaFmo4prJA4VsK; 15VjRaDX9zpbA8LVnbrCAFzrVzN7ixHNsC 30076 19922.38032 2/28/2011 4
#2 Bitcointalk Forum 17RTTUAiiPqUTKtEggJPec8RxLMi2n9EZ9 414 7632.355041 8/19/2011 2
#3 Bitcoin Foundation 1BTCorgHwCg6u2YSAWKgS17qUad6kHmtQW 1171 5883.186052 9/27/2012 3
#4 I2P (2x) 1BPdWwovytfGdBwUDVgqbMZ8omcPQzshpX; 1HkJCceXf7of1sTNRVJbXiZHfDTLL71Siy 346 5467.577016 12/12/2010 1
#5 WikiLeaks (2x) 1HB5XMLmzFVj8ALj6mfBsbifRoD4miY36v; 1MaXZE92yjuy4NYjTspmdWHMRT3jQUcTf4 48893 3924.193872 6/14/2011 11
#6 bitcoingamer.com 1MCwBbhNGp5hRm5rC1Aims2YFRe2SXPYKt 819 3515.480712 11/18/2010 3
#7 donateathome.org 19b62wRL6hGEWa1bLbkdjaiWvZm1C56XuL 28 3205.452525 2/13/2012 1
#8 Bitcoin100.org 1BTC1oo1J3MEt5SFj74ZBcF2Mk97Aah4ac 532 1651.486692 12/2/2011 3
#9 Torservers (4x) 1KLhvgi9exzvea7fr1CNdHroDC28SkkvEL; 1GvVpDGM426bHp2eXwHzwDNqv8g2xyfznJ; 1hX1PFASwcShnB7VyGpfbdBK8LbhGD7dt; 1N5sJeuxCCtG8mXxhgHD3H7W5FWTHK3H21 389 1644.458579 10/7/2012 2
#10 bitcoin.gw.gd/ 1va4sqj5AFnMYicD7JzhDfxauk5w6Uuug 158 1061.27818 6/18/2012 1
#11 Free Software Foundation 1PC9aZC4hNX2rmmrt7uHTfYAS3hRbph4UN 1253 951.1798406 5/12/2011 5
#12 Free Ross 1Ross5Np5doy4ajF9iGXzgKaC2Q3Pwwxv 1825 812.1179771 5/4/2014 2
#13 The Freenet Project 1966U1pjj15tLxPXZ19U48c99EJDkdXeqb 249 652.6399558 6/18/2011 1
#14 Freedomain Radio 1Fd8RuZqJNG4v56rPD1v6rgYptwnHeJRWs 3001 632.4998804 1/24/2013 1
#15 Seans Outpost 1M72Sfpbz1BPpXFHz9m3CdqATR44Jvaydd 2203 490.9032986 8/22/2013 6
#16 Singularity Institute 1HUrNJfVFwQkbuMXwiPxSQcpyr3ktn1wc9 111 343.9317658 7/7/2011 1
#17 Raided for To 1CPKAMtD4bcLrh8SRHfSxBBMmQQ5cqahPZ 190 261.9175431 11/29/2012 1
#18 Tbilisi, Georgia flood victims 1LkTTA9z3isp7j5yPV691rgkk3N1QfdSsD 232 241.0845897 6/15/2015 1
#19 antiwar.com 1M87hiTAa49enJKVeT9gzLjYmJoYh9V98 1400 232.948777 11/27/2012 3
#20 BitGive Foundation 1PEoUKNxTZsc5rFSQvQjeTVwDE9vEDCRWm 21917 226.4879217 8/28/2013 3
#21 Lifeboat Foundation (2x) 1LifeboatVPg24QghZ73Dzrx8AxcJLCnoA; 17aDRzRQK8ccBLVBzsms3ZasVKc9q3o3Qk 490 221.5687883 6/3/2011 1
#22 AnonNews 1PPVupRRz7tHvfvJWEDBnDr7bFVFFYLu6G 138 209.1445178 2/20/2011 2
#23 BitNovosti 1FTgzPJCbpCWYfF6VxPdmCMPUDBfygut2h 1084 208.5777632 12/10/2013 1
#24 Juice Rap News 1ESKsNEfjmCZJt3yEYjdE31L1QKqnRVcmn 389 202.5263551 3/16/2012 1
#25 Free Snowden 1snowqQP5VmZgU47i5AWwz9fsgHQg94Fa 1248 197.9621453 8/12/2013 7
#26 Bitcoin-otc 1F1dPZxdxVVigpGdsafnZ3cFBdMGDADFDe 349 190.8628559 12/28/2010 1
#27 DiasporaProject.org 1H63WEQbK45K3xgC7DRfphMWMJMZHrX542 242 170.3688375 10/20/2011 1
#28 Free State Project 18LDvu2nqr8a5AK9AHkkqDK6Z65dzbTgtn 307 162.7972688 3/1/2013 1
#29 open-nodes.org 1CQUH3rYPYLdn8Sg5TRjzaCn4zrvjNE8RU 35 144.07382 6/14/2014 1
#30 Group B Strep International 1G85cQXETuGeMGvniv5SuMACegCR6L51A5 268 136.9576824 3/19/2012 1
#31 Seasteading Institute (2x) 1FexWDptSXFWsZvdLoBckZgVFWytHjsSu8; 1NCiZjzHpsXFBPXFTLbbBCwogJezdWpoAB 182 134.6007246 6/2/2011 1
#32 Internet Archive 1Archive1n2C579dMsAu3iC6tWzuQJz8dN 1731 125.8666236 9/5/2013 2
#33 BUND Berlin e.V. 1BboU9QH4kcNeDqdr7xBUZ4GrFgfhNaVBd 167 119.3794722 12/11/2012 1
#34 Wikimedia New York City 1F4Ka3nHH3Ef1P2f66AwLEqwHo6J9wFHKC 131 119.0996069 12/27/2011 1
#35 Tails Project 1BvBMSEYstWetqTFn5Au4m4GFg7xJaNVN2 1069 117.7786595 3/5/2013 1
#36 wizkid057 Eligius mining pool stats (2x) 1E1igiusfEjs1pCaGjEERExE9gYcrFwow7; 1StatsQytc7UEZ9sHJ9BGX2csmkj8XZr2 447 114.7848187 8/11/2011 1
#37 FreedomBox Foundation (2x) 1MyZjxnLgun6APrDkkh7ffrQJyy6xbuDho; 1KSUpxwAudJLnpJtqaCzYaGE9Yy1RQDhKR 285 104.6221459 6/18/2011 1
#38 GPGTools 14rDamyE53BNLPSj4cku6ZXiW6xbBdMJ97 587 95.76249306 11/15/2011 2
#39 Defense Distributed 12R4kPeSK6i9427ctH15j2NcJ1ST1FT21C 58 88.8660554 4/6/2015 1
#40 BFGMiner 1QATWksNFGeUJCWBrN4g6hGM178Lovm7Wh 278 88.61770428 9/16/2012 1
#41 Digital Precursor 1DjkcdQgkpa3obWPTnbxk7gcsW6qS7h7ni 11 88.04347664 2/12/2012 1
#42 Mailpile 13z55AGS14pSPiPpMqAAFHb576tSmSmR77 250 76.66409581 8/3/2013 1
#43 Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) 1MnCMV9DyVdDZWMfjymbLDKv48UKhoXHEz 361 60.2090511 12/16/2013 1
#44 Hackerspace Prague 1BRMLAB7nryYgFGrG8x9SYaokb8r2ZwAsX 131 60.15217656 11/25/2011 1
#45 Voat.co 1C4Q1RvUb3bzk4aaLVgGccnSnaHYFdESzY 25612 58.7996998 9/18/2014 1
#46 MultiBit 1AhN6rPdrMuKBGFDKR1k9A8SCLYaNgXhty 1545 57.96305148 1/4/2012 1
#47 Erowid.org (3x) 1ALzEGMCU5EmycJZVCpAymXEaUVkV3V2cp; 17LYqSzhuWksgoGsgakiWBG8PmbCKyrrac; 1DA1Lz3zmr5hLgCZdX5N9QBBj26iDzCBou 494 56.38542513 10/4/2012 1
#48 OpenGameArt 1Q1Vh8Mfr2yNeDogtJWNLMZCdxteCwbueE 63 55.77433447 12/9/2010 1
#49 Whonix 1JgzCCSox56Sh4NnQJqRiwoxKi8oVSZBEd 249 55.28424612 10/22/2012 2
#50 ReactOS Project 1PWiRE16PJsEuax2Yr7EuK93q3ueDB58AE 200 53.64296566 12/12/2011 1

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Vanity Donation Addresses

Organization Bitcoin Donation Address Total Received Distinct Website URL Appearances Found
Bitcoin Foundation 1BTCorgHwCg6u2YSAWKgS17qUad6kHmtQW 5883.186052 3
Bitcoin100.org 1BTC1oo1J3MEt5SFj74ZBcF2Mk97Aah4ac 1651.486692 3
Free Ross 1Ross5Np5doy4ajF9iGXzgKaC2Q3Pwwxv 812.1179771 2
Lifeboat Foundation (2x) 1LifeboatVPg24QghZ73Dzrx8AxcJLCnoA; 17aDRzRQK8ccBLVBzsms3ZasVKc9q3o3Qk 221.5687883 1
Free Snowden 1snowqQP5VmZgU47i5AWwz9fsgHQg94Fa 197.9621453 7
Internet Archive 1Archive1n2C579dMsAu3iC6tWzuQJz8dN 125.8666236 2
wizkid057 Eligius mining pool stats (2x) 1E1igiusfEjs1pCaGjEERExE9gYcrFwow7; 1StatsQytc7UEZ9sHJ9BGX2csmkj8XZr2 114.7848187 1
Hackerspace Prague 1BRMLAB7nryYgFGrG8x9SYaokb8r2ZwAsX 60.15217656 1
Bitembassy TLV 1EMBaSSyxMQPV2fmUsdB7mMfMoocgfiMNw 39.77772679 1
Aibai LGBT Rights 1AibaiCJAzYDpCGJmpP28W1vG6LLWn13cS 18.10001 1

At 8 characters the Lifeboat Foundation address must have taken forever to generate.


Oldest Addresses (by first transaction)

Organization Bitcoin Donation Address First Trans Total Received Distinct Website URL Appearances Found
bitcoingamer.com 1MCwBbhNGp5hRm5rC1Aims2YFRe2SXPYKt 11/18/2010 3515.480712 3
OpenGameArt 1Q1Vh8Mfr2yNeDogtJWNLMZCdxteCwbueE 12/9/2010 55.77433447 1
I2P (2x) 1BPdWwovytfGdBwUDVgqbMZ8omcPQzshpX; 1HkJCceXf7of1sTNRVJbXiZHfDTLL71Siy 12/12/2010 5467.577016 1
Bitcoin-otc 1F1dPZxdxVVigpGdsafnZ3cFBdMGDADFDe 12/28/2010 190.8628559 1

The bitcoingamer.com site is no longer operational and OpenGameArt.org “does not accept BitCoins at this time“. Interesting that they both have the same wallet ID 00013e8c1218989a and first transactions within weeks of each other.

Most Transactions

Organization Bitcoin Donation Address # Trans Total Received Distinct Website URL Appearances Found
WikiLeaks (2x) 1HB5XMLmzFVj8ALj6mfBsbifRoD4miY36v; 1MaXZE92yjuy4NYjTspmdWHMRT3jQUcTf4 48893 3924.193872 11
Gavin Andresen faucet donation (2x) 15ArtCgi3wmpQAAfYx4riaFmo4prJA4VsK; 15VjRaDX9zpbA8LVnbrCAFzrVzN7ixHNsC 30076 19922.38032 4
Voat.co 1C4Q1RvUb3bzk4aaLVgGccnSnaHYFdESzY 25612 58.7996998 1
BitGive Foundation 1PEoUKNxTZsc5rFSQvQjeTVwDE9vEDCRWm 21917 226.4879217 3

This only includes the Wikileaks addresses that we know about, there are almost certainly others.
Based on Wayback Machine archives it appears as if Gavin’s faucet was in operation from July 2010 to September 2012.

Most Web Appearances

Organization Bitcoin Donation Address Total Received Distinct Website URL Appearances Found
WikiLeaks (2x) 1HB5XMLmzFVj8ALj6mfBsbifRoD4miY36v; 1MaXZE92yjuy4NYjTspmdWHMRT3jQUcTf4 3924.193872 11
Free Snowden 1snowqQP5VmZgU47i5AWwz9fsgHQg94Fa 197.9621453 7
Seans Outpost 1M72Sfpbz1BPpXFHz9m3CdqATR44Jvaydd 490.9032986 6
Free Software Foundation 1PC9aZC4hNX2rmmrt7uHTfYAS3hRbph4UN 951.1798406 5

UPDATE: These are the 11 websites where a Wikileaks bitcoin donation address appeared:

beattheblockade.org/
bitcoinpyramid.com/member/3441
bittask.com/profile.php?id=14522
btcaddr.es/noteworthy
givebtc.org/index.php/unhelpful-bitcoiners-have-been-donating-to-charities-for-years/
moneyandstate.com/bitcoin-libertarian-introduction-used-care/
shop.wikileaks.org/donate
bitcointrading.com/forum/donate-bitcoins-to-causes/donation-addresses-list/?PHPSESSID=ldnn6hfmivhd0ckv8vq7j684o5
theopenledger.com/9-most-famous-bitcoin-addresses/
bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=3949
propster.me/tipjar/0c9m148

Note: these rankings do not include Twitter profile posted donation addresses.

34 thoughts on “Top 50 Bitcoin Donation Address Rankings”

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