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Last week, we tweeted a reminder that Mozilla accepts cryptocurrency donations. This led to an important discussion about cryptocurrency’s environmental impact. We’re listening, and taking action. 1/4
Decentralized web technology continues to be an important area for us to explore, but a lot has changed since we started accepting crypto donations. 2/4
So, starting today we are reviewing if and how our current policy on crypto donations fits with our climate goals. And as we conduct our review, we will pause the ability to donate cryptocurrency. 3/4
In the spirit of open-source, this will be a transparent process and we'll share regular updates.

We look forward to having this conversation and appreciate our community for bringing this to our attention. 4/4

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