Exclusive: Large bitcoin payments to right-wing activists a month before Capitol riot linked to foreign account

January 14, 2021 ☼ jan6domestic-terrorism

Source: Yahoo

Link: Exclusive: Large bitcoin payments to right-wing activists a month before Capitol riot linked to foreign account

On Dec. 8, someone made a simultaneous transfer of 28.15 bitcoins — worth more than $500,000 at the time — to 22 different virtual wallets, most of them belonging to prominent right-wing organizations and personalities.

Now cryptocurrency researchers believe they have identified who made the transfer, and suspect it was intended to bolster those far-right causes. U.S. law enforcement is investigating whether the donations were linked to the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol.

While the motivation is difficult to prove, the transfer came just a month before the violent riot in the Capitol, which took place after President Trump invited supporters to “walk down Pennsylvania Avenue” and “take back our country.”

A possible case for foreign interference in promoting the riot. Not sure this will come to anything.