May 26, 2022
  • Mozilla said it’s pausing accepting crypto donations after its browser’s cofounder criticized the move.
  • Jamie Zawinski said it should be ashamed to partner with “planet-incinerating Ponzi grifters.”
  • Some critics say the crypto world resembles Ponzi schemes and has a negative environmental impact.

The Mozilla Foundation, the entity that oversees the Mozilla Firefox internet browser, says it will pause accepting donations in cryptocurrency after one of the browser’s founders leveled criticism at the company.

“Starting today we are reviewing if and how our current policy on crypto donations fits with our climate goals,” Mozilla tweeted Thursday. “And as we conduct our review we will pause the ability to donate cryptocurrency.”

It all started on December 31, when Mozilla tweeted: “Dabble in @dogecoin?…

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