The Mozilla Foundation’s backlash on cryptocurrencies has sparked the backlash from the creator of the world’s first meme cryptocurrency.
On December 31, 2021, Mozilla, the developers of the Firefox Internet browser, they tweeted that the company accepts cryptos like Dogecoin (DOGE), Ether (ETH) and Bitcoin (BTC) as donations, along with a donation link from Bitpay.
But still, Less than a week later, the campaign was halted after users and programmer Jamie Zawinski, co-founder of Mozilla, received a backlash. To Zawinski, everyone involved should “be ashamed of this decision to partner with Ponzi scammers who are burning planets”.
Zawinski didn’t stop there. As a follow-up, he posted a blog post on his website and wrote that the business model of the cryptocurrency industry was unrealistic. “They only make pollution, nothing more, and make money out of it,” wrote Zawinski.
As a result, Mozilla decided to pause crypto donations and have an internal discussion about the environmental impact of cryptocurrencies. Mozilla said it will review its crypto donation guidelines and see if it works in line with its climate goals.
In response, Dogecoin inventor Billy Markus tweeted his rejection of the move, citing the impact of paper dollars and traditional banking infrastructure.
thank you for succumbing to an ignorant, reactionary internet mob
Wait until they find out about the environmental cost of paper dollars and all of the banking infrastructure
– Shibetoshi Nakamoto (@ BillyM2k) January 7, 2022
thank you for succumbing to a reactionary and ignorant internet audience
wait until they find out the environmental cost of paper dollars and all of the banking infrastructure, I’m sure they will have the same level of collapse due to their own constant pollution
Early 2021, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, display that the company would stop accepting Bitcoin, citing environmental concerns as the main reason for the move. After that, Efforts to make cryptocurrencies greener were starting to gain momentum.
In an interview with Cointelegraph in November, Alex Salnikov, Co-Founder and Head of Market Product at NFT Rarible said that the pressure to go greener could be good for the industry. “The extra pressure is a good thing as space is accelerating its attempt to be energy efficient with proof-of-stake blockchains,” Salnikov said.