Privacy Chat App Signal Now Receives Donations In Bitcoin And Other Cryptos

The nonprofit behind the privacy-focused messaging app Signal has started accepting cryptocurrency donations. These payments will be processed through The Giving Block, a company that provides crypto donations for nonprofits, according to a new landing page on the Signal Foundation website. The site uses the two most popular cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin and Ethereum, as well as altcoins such as Litecoin, ChainLink, and Zcash, called the “ privacy coin ''. Signal is very similar to Telegram, another popular messaging service because it is end-to-end encrypted, meaning that messages can only be read by the sender and the receiver. It is different from something like Facebook Messenger that can access and use your data to sell ads more effectively on its platform. Signal experiments with star-based cryptocurrency: The Signal Foundation report was launched in 2018 by Moxie Marlinspike, head of the Signal app, and Brian Acton, who created WhatsApp. Elon Musk is a Signal fan like Twitter's Jack Dorsey. Last year, after George Floyd was killed by the police, Signal unveiled a blur tool designed to protect the protesters' identities. Signal is also reportedly actively researching options to develop its own cryptocurrency. Technology Learn more

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