On December 31, the software community founded in 1998, Mozilla, announced the acceptance of crypto-asset donations via Bitpay. However, shortly after the announcement, a number of people complained about the decision made by the company. A week later, Mozilla announced that it was withdrawing from accepting digital currency for the time being and “temporarily discontinuing the ability to donate cryptocurrency.”
Mozilla revealed crypto acceptance last week and quickly backed up after backlash
Last week, Mozilla, the current owners of the Gecko layout engine, Thunderbird email client, and Firefox web browser, revealed that they are accepting crypto donations via payment processor Bitpay. “Dabble in dogecoin? HODLing some bitcoin [and] aether? We are using Bitpay to accept donations in cryptocurrency,” Mozilla chirp on time.
Mozilla founder Jimmy Zawinsky Criticize The decision to accept encryption from Mozilla immediately after the tweet. “Hey, I’m sure whoever runs this account has no idea who I am, but I founded Mozilla and I’m here to tell you this,” Zawinsky said. “Everyone involved in the project should be very ashamed of this decision to partner with the Ponzi giants who are burning the planet.”
many others Shame Mozilla due to the crypto industry’s alleged impact on climate change. “Bitcoin is very bad for the environment,” Rich Burroughs said replied To a Mozilla tweet. “You could [want to] Rethink this. The planet is certainly more important than the web browser.”
April King, former Mozilla developer and security engineer at Dropbox, replied: Hi Mozilla. You probably don’t remember me, but I built the Mozilla Monitor, the Mozilla SSL Configuration Generator, renewed the Firefox Certificate Viewer, and kept Mozilla secure for half a decade. I can’t begin to express how disappointed I am with this decision.”
Mozilla Holds “Important Discussion on the Environmental Impact of Cryptocurrency,” Then Pauses Accepting Crypto Donations
Mozilla apparently did not appreciate the complaints and on January 6, 2022, the company responded to the criticism. “Last week, we tweeted a reminder that Mozilla is accepting crypto donations. This has led to an important discussion about the environmental impact of cryptocurrencies. We are listening and taking action,” Mozilla said. He said. software company added:
Decentralized web technology is still an important area for us to explore, but a lot has changed since we started accepting crypto donations. Therefore, starting today we are reviewing whether and how our current policy on crypto donations fits with our climate goals. As we conduct our review, we will discontinue the ability to donate cryptocurrency.
For some time now, crypto skeptics have been claiming that digital assets like bitcoin are harmful to the environment, specifically Proof of Work (PoW) mining associated with the bitcoin network. The environmental complaints are said to be unfounded by a number of crypto-asset proponents who believe that “Bitcoin is one of the most environmentally friendly financial networks.”
In fact, many people believe that governments and central banks should be blamed for harming the environment. Crypto advocates assert that despite the rise in energy concerns over the past year, no one is discussing the carbon and military violence that underpin the US dollar.
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