@Adam M wrote:
What's the benefit of offering other currencies? Very little in my opinion.
Which neatly sums up the value of your opinion on the topic. If I could get paid in Euros I wouldn't lose any money in currency exchange. That seems like a benefit to me. Please try to think outside your bitcoin obsession for a moment. Most people here are more concerned that basic functionalities like messaging, search tools and invoicing don't work or aren't even implemented.
Adam and others
I've looked at Bitcoin and have found good, rational arguments on both the pros and cons. It may have a place but for me personally at this time it is not an issue. I agree that fiat currency will collapse, as it has many times throughout history and at that time Bitcoin may really come to the fore. But what you are missing here is that Upwork is a privately owned company and like any other business it operates first and foremost in its own best interest.
If Bitcoin makes sound economic sense for Upwork they'll possibly implement it. Whether Microsoft, Apple, Overstock, Costa or Starbucks use it is irrelevant to Upwork and that Fivrr uses it is not necessarily a recommendation.
Your best approach would be to put together a sound business case for Bitcoin and present it to the shareholders and management and take it from there.
What is not a good approach is posting in the forum from a perceived position that this is what we believe and you shall believe the same. **edited for Community Guidelines**
Adam M wrote:
"What do you mean 'promoting bitcoin'? It's a request, not a promotion."
And a request is exactly what the OP was. Sadly the thread has deteriorated from there.
We appreciate the debate surrounding Bitcoin and will share the dialogue with our team. We'll continue to evaluate all payment/withdrawal methods so that we can provide users with options that make the most sense for them.
That being said, as Valeria mentioned, we've closed this thread to further comment. The dialogue in this thread too often violated our Community Guidelines and rather than continue removing/editing comments to avoid further confrontation, we have closed it to further comment.