In order to raise money for the browser, the Tor Project started a crowdfunding campaign. This could raise even more funds to the project, and if Tor will have enough of that, it could mean they could reduce their dependence from the US Government. This is important for them since 80-90% of the funding is from the United States governmental institutes.
Since the Tor browser is one of the pillars of the dark web, it is essential for it to keep funded. The software is used to stay (somewhat) anonymous on the dark net and access websites that you can’t on the clearnet. Most people think that the browser is only used by criminals, however, it is not true. Important governmental agencies all across the world are using Tor to cover their secret work, even journalist use the software to remain anonymous while doing their work. A great example for a “legal” Tor user is Laura Poitras, the Oscar-winning director (best documentary) of Citizenfour, the Edward Snowden documentary and the face of Tor’s new fundraising effort. She made this statement about the Tor Project and the browser’s use for her:
“Before Snowden, as a journalist, I knew that I had