On June 20th, Tether Operations Limited, the company responsible for the United States dollar stablecoin Tether, and the cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex jointly announced their commitment to supporting the open-source privacy operating system, Qubes OS, by providing a generous grant of 100,000 USDT. Paolo Ardoino, the chief technology officer of Tether and Bitfinex, expressed his appreciation for the significance of privacy and security in the digital era and emphasized their delight in contributing to the advancement of Qubes OS. He acknowledged the operating system’s cutting-edge nature, particularly its renowned iron-clad security.
Developers have lauded Qubes OS for its security architecture and dedication to safeguarding user privacy, earning it recognition from Bitcoin enthusiasts and libertarians. By utilizing Xen-based virtualization, the operating system isolates various tasks and applications within separate virtual machines called “qubes,” providing an additional layer of security for financial transactions, accessing sensitive information, and secure communications.
Edward Snowden, an American-Russian intelligence consultant, and whistleblower, vouched for the superior security offered by Qubes OS in a post dated September 29th, 2016. He affirmed that it was the best operating system for individuals serious about security, highlighting its usage and cost-effectiveness. Qubes OS is renowned for isolating different software as if running on distinct physical machines, leveraging advanced virtualization techniques to ensure privacy protection.
📣 Proud to join forces with @bitfinex we’re donating 100,000 USDt to support Qubes OS development. Qubes, a revolutionary free and open-source OS, enhances desktop computing security with isolated qubes. Keep up the great work, @QubesOS!
— Tether (@Tether_to) June 20, 2023
The Qubes OS website further explains that the operating system addresses security concerns by dividing a device into multiple compartments, much like rooms in a physical building. Moreover, it empowers users to create new compartments as needed, offering sophisticated tools to manage activities and data across these compartments securely.