The Mozilla Foundation, a non-profit organization that oversees the Mozilla Corporation, which is behind a number of internet-related applications including the popular Firefox web browser, has announced it’s now accepting Dogecoin ($DOGE) donations along with other cryptocurrencies.
In an announcement on social media, Mozilla revealed it’s accepting cryptocurrency donations through a partnership with leading crypto payments processor BitPay. Donations received in crypto are converted into dollars to avoid any crypto-related volatility.
As Benzinga reports, many users quickly criticized Mozilla’s move, saying that cryptoassets enable “environmental catastrophe,” and that cryptocurrencies are “harmful to the environment.”
Some users threatened to stop using Firefox altogether and move to other web browsers. Notably, some like Opera and Brave have already integrated other cryptocurrency-related features such as built-in wallets. Firefox largely stayed away from crypto, only blocking cryptojacking malware for its users in 2018.
Meanwhile, the Dogecoin community has been celebrating its support of 163,428 DOGE tokens to MrBeast’s sea preservation campaign TeamSeas, which broke a $30 million milestone set to remove trash from oceans, beaches, and rivers.
As CryptoGlobe reported, search interest for Dogecoin exploded during the cryptocurrency’s massive 10,000% price rally last year, going from an average of 135,000 monthly searches in April 2020 to 16.5 million in April 2021.
Dogecoin was created back in 2013 as a joke. The cryptocurrency’s community is well-known for taking on philanthropic projects, which included helping charitable organizations. It made headlines in 2014 after raising more than $25,000 worth of DOGE to let the Jamaican bobsleigh team attend the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
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