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Dogecoin founder criticizes Mozilla for pausing crypto donations

Dogecoin founder criticizes Mozilla for pausing crypto donations

The maker of Dogecoin criticized Mozilla for making a decision based on nothing.


Mozilla no longer accepts crypto

On December 31, 2021, Mozilla, the developers of the Firefox internet browser, tweeted that the company was accepting cryptos such as Dogecoin, Ethereum and Bitcoin as donation. It did this through a Bitpay donation link.

Less than a week later, however, the campaign was halted. They did this because they received criticism from users and from programmer Jamie Zawinski, a co-founder of Mozilla. According to Zawinski, everyone involved should be ashamed of this decision to work with scammers.

Zawinski also published a blog post on his website, writing that the crypto industry’s business model is unrealistic.

“They just produce pollution, nothing else, and they convert that into money.” According to Zawinski.

After this, Mozilla decided to pause crypto donations and have an internal discussion about crypto’s environmental impact. Mozilla said it will review its crypto donation policy and see if it aligns with its climate goals.

In response, Dogecoin creator Billy Markus tweeted his disapproval of these actions. He pointed to the impact of the dollar and traditional banking infrastructure.


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Previous criticisms of environmental friendliness

Earlier in 2021, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company would stop accepting Bitcoin. He pointed to environmental considerations as the main reason for this change. After this, the crypto community paid more attention to the environmental friendliness of crypto.

Alex Salnikov, co-founder and head of product at NFT marketplace Rarible, said the push to become more environmentally friendly could be good for the industry.

“Additional pressure is a good thing as the community accelerates to become energy efficient with proof-of-stake blockchains.” According to Salnikov.

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