“Everyone involved in the project should be terribly ashamed of this decision to partner with planet-incinerating Ponzi schemers,” said the co-founder of Mozilla, Jamie Zawinski.
La Mozilla Foundation suspended cryptocurrency donations whose reminder it had made in late December, following a community backlash sparked by scathing criticism from co-founder (no longer connected to the company) Jamie Zawinski.
Last week, the development company behind the free and open source browser Firefox tweeted his call for cryptocurrency donations.
However, the marriage was short-lived. Yesterday, Mozilla announced that it had stopped crypto donations due to online discussion about the environmental impact of cryptocurrencies.
Here’s the tweet thread that explains it:
Last week, we tweeted a reminder that Mozilla accepts cryptocurrency cryptocurrencies are digital currencies that use cryptographic technologies to secure their operation. donations. This led to an important discussion about the environmental impact of cryptocurrencies. We’re listening and acting. 1/4
Decentralized decentralization refers to the property of a system in which nodes or actors work in concert in a distributed fashion to achieve a common goal. web technology is still an important area for us to explore, but a lot has changed since we started accepting crypto donations. 2/4
So, as of today, we are reviewing whether and how our current policy on crypto donations aligns with our climate goals. And while we conduct our review, we will stop the ability to donate cryptocurrencies. 3/4
In the spirit of open source, this will be a transparent process and we will share regular updates. We look forward to having this conversation and thank our community for letting us know about it. 4/4
Last week, we tweeted a reminder that Mozilla accepts cryptocurrency donations. This led to an important discussion about cryptocurrency’s environmental impact. We’re listening, and taking action. 1/4
– Mozilla (@mozilla) January 6, 2022
Mozilla and crypto payments
It is worth noting that Mozilla made a reminder of its acceptance of crypto payments last December 27:
You don’t need to be Elon or Mark to trade Dogecoin
We accept crypto donations through BitPay bitPay is a Bitcoin payment service provider.
Donate now to support the opposite of Resistance, it is a threshold that crypto’s price doesn’t fall below. our mission to keep the Web open and free.
You don’t need to be Elon or Mark to transact in @dogecoin .
Donate now to support our mission to keep the Web open and free. ⤵️ https://t.co/JNc1Yf0m0K
– Mozilla (@mozilla) December 27, 2021
However, our records show that the company did accept payments from donations in Bitcoin the biggest and most popular cryptocurrency in the world. It is a decentralized digital currency that enables users to make trustless peer-to-peer transactions. since 2014 in partnership with Coinbase.
As we see in the recent tweet, Mozilla said it would continue to explore decentralized web technology, but will only resume crypto donations if it is in line with its climate goals. He said that in the spirit of open source, Mozilla will be transparent in the review process and share constant updates.
The controversy as such began on December 31st when Mozilla made another call for cryptocurrency donations through the platform a place to buy, sell and store cryptocurrency BitPay. Specifically he said:
¿Incursionas en Dogecoin? ¿HODLing en #Bitcoin y #Ethereum ?
We are using BitPay to accept cryptocurrency donations.
– Mozilla (@mozilla) December 31, 2021
The publication drew disapproval from some members of his community, including Zawinski himself, co-founder of Mozilla . Although it has not been associated with Mozilla since 2000, criticized the organization in the strongest possible terms:
“Everyone involved in the project should be terribly ashamed of this decision to partner with planet-incinerating Ponzi schemers.”
In a blog posted on his website this week, Zawinski talked more about the cryptocurrency industry and what he claims is its unrealistic business model. Zawinski argues that industry makes pollution and turns it into money .
Some community members also asked Mozilla to eliminate its call for donations since accepting crypto is not in line with its mission to combat the current climate crisis.
Twitter user Mcbyrne said: “ Bitcoin is bad for the climate” while Seglegs questioned why the Mozilla was a “environmental catastrophe enabler”. by backing crypto.
Some community members pointed to the company’s blog where it talks about the organization’s climate commitments on Jan. 21, 2021, in which CEO Mitchell Baker is quoted talking about Mozilla and its commitment to protecting the environment and addressing the climate crisis.
According toThe New York Times, the mining a process where blocks are added to a blockchain, verifying transactions. It is also the process through which new bitcoin or some altcoins are created. of Bitcoin consumes more than 91 terawatt-hours of electricity per year, almost 0.5% of the world’s annual electricity consumption.
By count of Cointelegraph, Mozilla is the latest high-profile example facing the wrath of many users after making announcements related to crypto and non-fungible tokens (NFT). Over the past few months, Ubisoft , Square Enix, Kickstarte r y Discord discord is a web-based communication tool or application primarily built to enable communication between gamers. have faced criticism due to the environmental effects of mining and have raised concerns about crypto scams and frauds.
Sources: Twitter, Cointelegraph , archivo
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