Mozilla announces suspension of accepting cryptocurrency donations

Time:2022-01-10 Source: 827 views Trending Copy share

News on January 10 (Liu Wenxuan) The Mozilla Foundation, which developed the Firefox browser, not long ago reminded users on its official Twitter that they can donate to it through cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, but this reminder also attracted project founder Jamie Zawinski. , and due to community opposition eventually forced the Mozilla Foundation to announce a moratorium on accepting cryptocurrency donations.

Mozilla said it needed a more in-depth assessment of the environmental impact of cryptocurrencies and whether accepting cryptocurrency donations was consistent with its environmental goals.

Zawinski sees cryptocurrencies as an apocalyptic ecological disaster, a pyramid scheme, and toxic to the open web that Mozilla once supported.

Mozilla has been accepting cryptocurrency donations since 2014. Mining cryptocurrencies requires a lot of energy, which is why Greenpeace, the world's leading environmental organization, has stopped accepting cryptocurrency donations.

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