We are absolutely committed to transparency. All funds are received to our bitcoin address, where all payments for resources will be made as well. Thus all inflows and outflows can be seen on the blockchain itself. We also make public all transactions on the affiliate accounts people sign up under.
Our sources of income for the community come from three channels right now:
Donations make up most of the income currently so we rely almost entirely on the support of our active members, who keep us accountable because the community IS THEM! They vote with their feet and have already been exploited by two prior community iterations.
There is NO obligation to support the server financially. We have community members who have multiple skills and resources who have been supporting our efforts in a multitude of nonpecuniary ways: either by simply sharing our server information with friends or using their skills to make content or other assets.
We appreciate each and every one of our users and supporters no matter what your means. As an open community we are dedicated to keeping the server free and open for all users interested in bitcoin trading
Whalepool is supported by donations from the community who appreciate the resources, time, and energy put into providing the multiple services that we give 100% open to the public.
If you want to help, the best way is to be active in the community posting charts and participating in discussions. You can also offer your skills or services to help the community grow.
If you would like to support us financially, here are some ways you can contribute:
Those who contribute to the Teamspeak fund get Financial Contributor badge to show appreciation.