Mozilla has suspended accepting cryptocurrency donations due to community backlash
The Mozilla Foundation has suspended accepting cryptocurrency donations due to community backlash from browser co-founder Jamie Zawinski.
Last week, the developers of the Firefox browser announced that they would be accepting cryptocurrency donations through the BitPay platform. Additionally, Mozilla has been accepting bitcoin since 2014 through the Coinbase exchange.
This announcement drew disapproval from some in her community, including Mozilla co-founder Jamie Zawinski, who left the project in the early 2000s.
“Everyone involved in the project should be terribly ashamed of their decision to cooperate with the planet-destroying Ponzi scammers,” he wrote.
Due to public pressure, Mozilla announced that it would suspend accepting cryptocurrency donations. The developers also said that they will continue to explore decentralized web technologies and will only renew cryptocurrency donations if it suits their climate goals.
Dogecoin co-founder Billy Markus commented on the Mozilla Foundation decision as follows:
“Thank you for succumbing to the pressure of the reactionary Internet crowd. Wait for these guys to learn something about the environmental impact of paper dollars and the entire banking infrastructure, “he said.