Mozilla Foundation Reconsiders Accepting Cryptocurrency Donations After Backlash

“Starting today we are reviewing if and how our current policy on crypto donations fits with our climate goals. And as we conduct our review, we will pause the ability to donate cryptocurrency.”
– The Mozilla Foundation, after a recent plea for cryptocurrency donations caused social media backlash. The org’s overt pandering to ‘HODLers’ of Bitcoin and Ethereum, both energy-intensive proof-of-work (PoW) chains, drew harsh criticism from prominent voices in the open source community, including Mozilla co-founder Jamie Zawinski and Gecko engine designer Peter Linss.
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