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Tor Digital Privacy Project accepts donations in cryptocurrency

Tor's digital privacy software currently accepts donations in various cryptocurrencies.

Currently, the site accepts nine major cryptocurrencies, namely Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Dash (DASH), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Monero (XMR), Stellar Lumen (XLM), Augur ( REP) and Zcash (ZEC).

On the Tor donations cryptocurrency page, users are asked to "defend universal human rights to privacy and freedom and help Tor be safe and secure." This page also indicates that users can contact the project if they prefer to donate in a cryptocurrency that is not on the list. ,

The Tor Project is a non-profit organization that offers free open source software for Onion routing, an anonymous information exchange technology. In addition, Tor has two official versions of its browser: Tor Browser and TorBro. The main purpose of using Tor Browser is to remain anonymous and circumvent censorship by disguising an IP address.

Countries in which the Internet was subject to strict censorship, such as Venezuela, Russia and China, have banned the use of Tor and similar technologies, such as virtual private networks.

Earlier this month, the head of the Finance Committee of the French National Assembly proposed banning anonymous cryptocurrency or so-called confidentiality coins, such as ZEC and XMR.

The Tor community and the crypto community share a spirit of privacy and decentralization. In 2017, researchers from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada and Concordia University in Quebec presented a blockchain-based system that uses onion routing techniques to facilitate anonymous deliveries.

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