After a few weeks of back-and-forth, Stripe reinstated my account that I was using to connect with the Github Sponsors project.
The reason they gave to canceling was the account was used in activities related to cryptocurrency - when the truth is that I am asking for sponsorships to work on Hub20, my cryptocurrency payment gateway project.
At least they put it back and admitted the error, but man if this is not a terrific example of why crypto is needed in the first place.
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!