When Mozilla’s founder criticizes crypto
The man who left the foundation in 1999 did not welcome this new form of monetization and announced it with a message of grace and restraint. “I’m sure whoever runs this account doesn’t know who I am, but I started Mozilla and I’m here to tell you to go and show yourself and cryptocurrencies. Everyone involved in the project should be very ashamed of their decision to join forces with the Ponzi scammers who are setting the planet on fire.”
A tweet that is just the tip of the iceberg, as social networks are full of similar comments galore in this direction, including by the designer of Gecko, the engine the Firefox browser was built on.
What has been criticized against Mozilla is not the appeal of the donations, but rather its flirtation with Bitcoin and the like, given their environmental impact and the scam that has emerged. For those who are against the use of crypto, blockchain is not tied to the aspirations of the foundation advocating for a healthier and greener Internet.