The digital privacy software named Tor is in the latest cryptocurrency news for its new announcement in which it shared that it is now accepting donations in various cryptocurrency. According to the new crypto donations portal which appeared on the project’s website on March 18th, the site now offers support for nine major cryptocurrencies.
Among the names of these are Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Dash (DASH), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Monero (XMR), Stellar Lumen (XLM), Augur (REP) and Zcash (ZEC).
Tor’s crypto donation page is now optimized to encourage users to “stand up for the universal human rights to privacy and freedom and help keep Tor robust and secure.” According to the official page, users can contact the project if they would prefer to donate in a cryptocurrency that is not listed there.
As the page reads:
“Below you will find the cryptocurrencies we accept and our wallet addresses. The wallet addresses will be displayed again after you complete the form. Please make sure to copy the wallet addresses exactly when making your donation, as we cannot recover funds sent to the wrong wallet.”
Tor’s donation portal apparently supports donations in other cryptocurrencies.
“If you have any questions, or would like to donate a cryptocurrency not listed below, please email us at [email protected]” the website notes.
For those of you who don’t know, the Tor Project is basically a non profit project that offers free and open-source software made from onion routing, which is the technology of anonymous information exchange. In addition to this, Tor has two official versions of its browser – the Tor Browser and TorBro. The main purpose of using the Tor Browser, namely, is to remain anonymous as well as evade censorship by disguising an IP address.
Right now, the Tor Project has not responded to a request for a comment on the new addition of crypto donations. Meanwhile, countries where the Internet has been heavily censored such as Venezuela, Russia and China are all banning Tor and similar technology such as virtual private networks (VPNs).
The Tor community and crypto community has one thing in common – privacy and decentralization.
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