Users of the most important privacy-focused messaging app Signal can now support the project with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC).
Signal officially announced on Monday that the platform has begun accepting cryptocurrency donations as a form of support for the Signal Technology Foundation, the non-profit organization behind the app. “As a non-profit organization, we trust your support. “If you wait patiently for Signal to accept cryptocurrency donations, you will no longer need to return your reward,” Signal wrote.
Donations to cryptocurrency are now part of Signal’s Donations section on the official website, which states that the new feature is activated through the most important donation platform for cryptocurrency, The Giving Block.
Signal accepts 12 cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Gemini Dollar (GUSD), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Zcash (ZEC) and Chainlink (LINK). “The donation block also supports anonymous donations,” Signal noted in a note to the cryptocurrency donation section.
Signal is an encrypted messaging service across platforms. Signal Technology Foundation was founded in February 2018 by WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton, who left WhatsApp and Facebook to create Signal in 2017.
In January 2021, newsletter founder Casey Newton stated that Signal is testing payment features with the Stellar-based privacy platform supported by Binance, indicating that Signal CEO Moxie Marlinspike is also a consultant on the MobileCoin project.