Tor, an anonymous web browser, has revealed that it is now accepting several different altcoins as donation methods. Users can now donate nine different cryptocurrencies to the project, including three privacy coins: Monero, Zcash, and Dash. Sarah Stevenson, Tor’s Fundraising Director, announced the news on Twitter:
You can now donate various cryptocurrencies to support @torproject! #bitcoin #litecoin #DASH #Ethereum #augur #Zcash #xmr #StellarLumens https://t.co/AQn7choEIt
— Sarah Stevenson (@elkakai) March 18, 2019
Privacy coins, which provide confidential transactions, pair nicely with Tor’s anonymous browsing features. However, the Tor Project itself doesn’t actually need to accept anonymous donations—it accepts credit cards and PayPal as well. It seems that the project is simply accepting Monero and other coins by choice, not out of necessity.
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