Mozilla is facing fire from crypto experts after deciding to stop digital asset donations last week in response to outcry from one of its co-founders. Dogecoin’s creator was one of the most outspoken critics, accusing Mozilla of caving in to a “ignorant, reactionary online crowd.”
The Mozilla Foundation, a non-profit organization based in San Francisco that supports the development of the Firefox browser, has long allowed crypto donations. It recently welcomed Dogecoin, the largest memecoin by market cap.
This statement drew the attention of people who had previously worked with the browser or the company behind it. The sharpest criticism came from Jamie Zawinsk, who helped co-found Mozilla, who said those who made the decision should be “witheringly ashamed” to associate with “planet-incinerating Ponzi grifters.”
Following that, the Mozilla Foundation said on Twitter that it has begun a “important discussion concerning cryptocurrency’s environmental impact.”
More crucially, the message claimed that Mozilla had temporarily banned cryptocurrency donations.
Because Dogecoin was at the heart of this online dispute between Mozilla, its co-founder. That’s, the community, and everyone else engaged, the memecoin’s creator has remained vocal.
Shibetoshi Nakamoto, as his Twitter handle suggests, slammed Mozilla and singled out its co-founder. Thereby, labeling him a “ignorant, reactionary internet crowd.”
Then, He also discusses the “environmental consequences” of paper dollars,”
“which Mozilla still accepts as a form of payment, as well as the “entire banking system.”
“to be clear, we should care about the environment, just y’know, recognize that if we”
“are living in a first world country and whining on Twitter, we are pretty terrible for the planet,”
“and stop trying to act like everything is the worst thing ever and we are all saints”
— Shibetoshi Nakamoto (@BillyM2k) January 7, 2022