The Mozilla Foundation has put cryptocurrency donations on hold following a community backlash sparked by trenchant criticism from co-founder Jamie Zawinski.
Last week the development company behind the Firefox browser tweeted an appeal for donations in cryptocurrency.
But earlier today, Mozilla announced it had paused crypto donations due to the online discussion around crypto’s environmental impact.
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 said it will continue to explore decentralized web technology, but will only resume crypto donations if it fits with their climate goals. It said that in the spirit of open source, Mozilla will be transparent in the review process