Popular digital privacy software ‘Tor’ now accepts donations in various crypto’s, as its new cryptocurrency donation portal appeared recently on the ‘project’s web-site‘.
The web-site presently accepts 9 major cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin [BTC], Bitcoin Cash [BCH], Dash [DASH], Ethereum [ETH], Litecoin [LTC], Monero [XMR], Stellar Lumen [XLM], Augur [REP] & Zcash [ZEC].
Tor’s cryptocurrency donation page encourages users to “stand up for the universal human rights to privacy and freedom and assist in keeping Tor secure and robust.” The page additionally specifies that users could contact the project if they’d favour to donate in an exceedingly cryptocurrency not listed there.
The Tor Project is a non-profit that offers free and open-source software for onion routing, the technology of anonymous data exchange. Additionally, Tor has 2 official versions of its browser: [Tor Browser] and [TorBro]. The main purpose of using the [Tor Browser] is to stay anonymous & circumnavigate censorship by disguising an IP-address.
Moreover, Countries wherein the web has been heavily censored, like Venezuela, Russia and China, have all ‘introduced‘ bans on Tor and similar tech, like virtual private networks.
The Tor community along with the cryptocurrency community both share an attribute of privacy and decentralization. Even in 2017, Researchers from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada and Concordia University in Quebec ‘introduced‘ a ‘blockchain‘-based system that uses onion routing techniques to facilitate anonymous deliveries.