In 2014, Mozilla published a press release in which we learned that it would now accept donations in cryptocurrency. However, the data has changed. It has just published a new press release in which it informs its users that it no longer wishes to validate donations in cryptocurrencies. This earned him criticism from several people, including Billy Markus.
Ban on accepting cryptocurrency donations
“Decentralized web technology continues to be an important area for us to explore, but a lot has changed since we started accepting cryptocurrency donations,” posted Mozilla on Twitter. This decision of the company is not to everyone’s taste, in any case it is not to the taste of Billy Markus, the creator of the DOGE cryptocurrency.
Highlighting the importance of cryptocurrencies in the financial landscape of several countries, Markus wrote: “Thank you for succumbing to an ignorant mob. Until they hear about the environmental cost of paper dollars and all the banking infrastructure, I’m sure they’ll have the same level of meltdown regarding their own ongoing environmental impact.”
Next, the founder of Dogecoin (DOGE) added: ” We should care about the environment, but recognize that if we live in a country […] and complaining on Twitter, we’re pretty terrible for the planet, and stop trying to act like everything is the worst thing ever and we’re all saints.”
If the founder of DOGE speaks of the environment, it is because in his press release, Mozilla has emphasized the environmental cause. She explained that if she stops accepting cryptocurrency donations, it’s because she wants measure the impact that its current policy has on the environment. In addition, she wants to analyze the fit between cryptocurrencies and climate goals.
Zawinski criticizes Mozilla and appreciates its decision
Mozilla’s decision comes a few days after the departure of Jamie Zawinski, one of its founders. Jamie blamed the company for accepting cryptocurrency donations. Until then, the company validated donations in bitcoin (BTC), ethereum (ETH) and dogecoin (DOGE). If it maintains its decision, this will no longer be the case and Internet users will no longer be able to make donations of digital assets.
After his departure, Zawinski fiercely criticized Mozilla and also commented on his new decision. ” The cryptocurrencies are not just an apocalyptic ecological disaster, and a crazy pyramid scheme, but they’re also incredibly toxic to the open web, another ideal that Mozilla used to uphold. So hopefully after they “conduct their examination” the conclusion they come to is this: bury him in the desert. Wear gloves, he wrote.
Mozilla is suspending cryptocurrency donations for now because it wants to analyze the impact of digital assets on the environment and see if these products align with its climate goals. But this decision is highly criticized by several people, although some understand it.
Source: Financial Express
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