Digital Privacy Software From Tor Starts Accepting Crypto Donations
March 25, 2019 12:35 pm
The digital privacy software from Tor has started accepting donations in different cryptocurrencies, as a new portal for crypto donations surfaced on the project’s website on March 18.
The site accepts nine major cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Dash (DASH), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Monero (XMR), Stellar Lumen (XLM), Augur (REP) and Zcash (ZEC).
The Crypto Donation page of Tor enables users to “stand up for the universal human rights to privacy and freedom and help keep Tor robust and secure.” The pages also highlight users’ ability to contact the project if they wish to donate in s cryptocurrency that’s not in the list.
The Tor Project is a non-profit offering free and open-source software developed for onion routing, which is the technology for anonymous internet browsing. Furthermore, Tor contains has two official versions of its browser, including Tor Browser and TorBro. The primary purpose of using the Tor Browser is to keep evade censorship and carry out anonymous web browsing.
The countries such as Venezuela, Russia and China, where the internet has been subjected to censorship, have imposed a ban against Tor and similar programs, including the VPN (Virtual Private Network).
Meanwhile, the head of the Finance Committee of France’s National Assembly proposed a ban on anonymous cryptocurrencies, like ZEC and XMR.
The Tor and crypto community are built on the core belief of privacy and decentralization. In 2017, researchers from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, and the University of Concordia University in Quebec introduced a blockchain-based system which utilizes onion routing techniques to provide anonymous deliveries.