Encrypted Messaging App Signal Now Accepts Crypto Donations

The nonprofit behind the popular messaging app is accepting donations in 12 cryptocurrencies through The Giving Block.

AccessTimeIconMar 16, 2021 at 9:15 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 12:27 p.m. UTC

Private messaging app Signal is accepting cryptocurrency donations.

  • According to its blog post, Signal Technology Foundation is now accepting cryptocurrency donations through The Giving Block.
  • The non-profit organization behind the popular messaging app was founded by Moxie Marlinspike and Brian Acton in 2018 and runs on donations.
  • The Giving Block integration enables Signal to accept bitcoin, ether and 10 other cryptocurrencies.
  • In January, Signal staff members expressed concerns about crypto payments being integrated into the platform, according to a report by Platformer.
  • MobileCoin, a crypto project advised by Marlinspike, went live in December and recently raised a Series A funding round.

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