US based apps, Signal has started accepting donations in 12 major cryptocurrencies. These are Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Chainlink (LINK), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Zcash (ZEC), Amp, 0x, Dai, and Storj, and Gemini Dollar (GUSD) stablecoin. This was made through their official Twitter account on Monday.
As a nonprofit organization, we depend on your support. If you’ve been patiently waiting for Signal to accept cryptocurrency donations, you no longer need to hodl back your generosity.https://t.co/1shZcAbZLi
— Signal (@signalapp) March 15, 2021
More like WhatsApp, Signal is an encrypted cross-platform messaging service. The application was launched by co-founder Brian Acton in February 2018. He left WhatsApp and Facebook in 2017 and was focused on promoting users’ privacy and security, as it features end-to-end message encryption. In January 2021, Signal hits over 105 million downloads, 50 million Android downloads with around 40 million monthly active users.
The application is getting more and more popular when the Americans protest “Black Lives Matter”. Many protesters were using the app to organize and participate in protests against police brutality. The privacy-centric messenger came to the limelight when Tesla CEO Elon Musk recommended using it through the tweet
But, China has blocked this rising application. Reportedly, on March 16, users in China were unable to access both the website and the application. They can only access the app through a virtual private network (VPN).