The Mozilla Foundation has received backlash from Firefox users for asking for donations via cryptocurrencies.
The Mozilla Foundation, a nonprofit that oversees the Mozilla Corporation, faced backlash after asking for donations in cryptocurrency in a tweet.
Users think that the Foundation is trying to destroy its reputation by trying to legitimize cryptocurrencies. Mozilla Corp. Longtime users of Firefox, the popular web browser produced by the company, said that they do not want to get into the topic of cryptocurrencies and that they have no choice but to switch to another browser, albeit reluctantly. One user even said, “Don’t make me download Chrome. Don’t make me do this.”
Some said they would cancel their monthly donations to the California-based nonprofit.
Datasette creator Simon Willison stated that Mozilla would probably be surprised by these negative responses from users.
Mozilla now accepts Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, Shiba Inu and many other cryptocurrencies with the leading cryptocurrency payment processor BitPay. Due to the volatility of cryptocurrencies, donations received are immediately converted into dollars.
As many companies try to get involved in the cryptocurrency world, the backlash against them continues to grow. Previously, Discord had to suspend its Ethereum integration plans after users threatened to mass cancel their Nitro subscriptions.