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The Strange Connection Between Bitcoin and the Alt-Right

Bitcoin has become the currency of hate.

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According to white nationalist Richard Spencer, Bitcoin is the “currency of the alt-right.”

The decentralized, peer-to-peer crypto-currency has obvious appeal to hate group leaders and other influential extremists: no company and no government can intervene to stop the donations from flowing.

Because of this, many on the far-right were early adopters. And because they were early adopters, many cashed in as the currency’s valuation skyrocketed at the end of 2017. Below is a list of some of the most prominent white nationalists and other extremists who accept Bitcoin. Clicking on the accounts will take you to a page where you can see all transactions and total Bitcoin (BTC) received.

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Andrew Anglin/Daily Stormer

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Atomwaffen Division

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- Bitcoin Wallet

Azzmador/Robert Ray

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Baked Alaska/Anthime "Tim" Gionet

- Bitcoin Wallet

Brian Brathovd/Caerulus Rex

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Chris Cantwell/Radical Agenda

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Chuck Johnson

- Bitcoin Wallet

Cody Wilson/Defense Distributed/Zinoviev

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Counterfund/Pax Dickinson

- Bitcoin Wallet

Defend Evropa

- Bitcoin Wallet

Don Black

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Fash the Nation

- Bitcoin Wallet - Bitcoin Wallet

GoyFundMe

- Bitcoin Wallet

Greg Johnson/Countercurrents

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Identity Evropa

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James Alsup

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- Bitcoin Wallet

Jason Kessler

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- Bitcoin Wallet

Kevin MacDonald

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- Bitcoin Wallet

Kevin Strom/National Alliance

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- Bitcoin Wallet

Kyle Bristow

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Lauren Southern

- Bitcoin Wallet

Mike Peinovich/The Right Stuff

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- Bitcoin Wallet

Millennial Woes/Colin Robertson 

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Paranormies

- Bitcoin Wallet

Peter Brimelow / VDARE

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- Bitcoin Wallet

Rebel Yell

- Bitcoin Wallet

Richard Spencer

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Ricky Vaughn

- Bitcoin Wallet

Roosh V

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- Bitcoin Wallet

Super Jenn/Daily Stormer Print

- Bitcoin Wallet

Tara McCarthy

- Bitcoin Wallet - Bitcoin Wallet

Traditionalist Worker Party

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- Bitcoin Wallet

TRS Midguard

- Bitcoin Wallet

Vanguard America

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White Rabbit Radio

- Bitcoin Wallet

 

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