of the people against Mozilla Anger Started on 31st December. The company reminded its users that they can donate in Dogecoin, Bitcoin and Ether to the Mozilla Foundation. This foundation of the company was accepting donations in crypto through the BitPay platform.
thank you for succumbing to an ignorant, reactionary internet mob
wait till them guys hear about the environmental cost of paper dollars and the entire banking infrastructure, i am sure they will have the same level of meltdown about their own constant environmental impact https://t.co/jInIaIA0DS
— Shibetoshi Nakamoto (@ BillyM2k) January 7, 2022
Mozilla was heavily criticized for this post. Many people even said that Mozilla Foundation is tarnishing its image. Some even threatened to cancel future donations. Mozilla co-founder Jamie Jawinsky was also among those dissenting.
Jawinsky’s outrage was not limited to one tweet. He wrote a blog post on his website. Said that the business model of the crypto industry is unrealistic. ‘They only create pollution and nothing else and they convert it into money.’ After this Mozilla decided to stop crypto donation. The company discussed the environmental impact of cryptocurrencies. The company said that it will review its policy on donations taken in the form of crypto.
Mozilla has been accepting donations in cryptocurrencies for the past several years. Not many crypto critics were aware of this. The Mozilla Foundation partnered with Coinbase in 2014 to receive crypto donations in the form of bitcoin. In addition, its cryptocurrency donations are instantly converted into fiat currency. However, crypto supporters are also angry with Mozilla stopping donations being taken in the form of crypto. They say that they will stop using the Firefox browser.
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