We have recently observed an increase in demand for an Ethereum donation option, both for ETH itself and for stablecoins like USDT, USDC, and DAI. As the largest smart-contract blockchain, largest proof-of-stake blockchain, and second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, the Ethereum network and its native currency ETH are natural additions to our growing list of donation methods. Moreover, this new option allows users to donate any token they choose (including non-stablecoins!) so long as (1) the token fully complies with the ERC-20 standard and (2) the transaction is done on Ethereum Mainnet (as opposed to a Layer 2 solution or a sidechain). Please double-check that both of these conditions hold before sending anything to our Ethereum address, or else your donation may be lost!
As with our bitcoin (BTC) and monero (XMR) donation addresses, you can verify the authenticity of our Ethereum donation address via the Qubes Security Pack in the fund directory. We also provide detailed instructions for verifying the digital signatures.
As with all other donations, your donations on Ethereum will directly fund the Qubes OS Project. Since Qubes is free and open-source software, we do not earn any revenue by selling it. Instead, we rely on your financial support. If you rely on Qubes for secure computing in your work or personal life or see the value in our efforts, we would greatly appreciate your donation. Thank you!