REPORT: Bitcoin Donations To Neo-Nazi Accounts Surge Ahead Of Saturday’s Anniversary Rally In Washington

Fortune reports:

The second Unite The Right rally is scheduled for this weekend and will this year happen in the U.S. capital, with some 400 far-right activists expected to flood into Washington D.C. on August 11th. Ahead of the rally, bitcoin and cryptocurrency donations to neo-Nazis are on the rise. Last year bitcoin and cryptocurrency donations to neo-Nazis spiked around the Charlottesville, Virginia, Unite the Right rally — which resulted in the death of one counter-protester.

Last year the Daily Stormer attracted some $60,000 in bitcoin and cryptocurrency donations around the Charlottesville Unite The Right rally. Meanwhile, Weev (who runs the technical side of the website alongside editor Andrew Anglinthe and whose real name is Andrew Alan Escher Auernheimer), has attracted some $1.8 million cryptocurrency donations to his known wallet address, according to Bambenek’s Twitter bot. He may have received more to other anonymous wallets.