The 'Freedom Convoy' Bitcoin Donations Have Been Frozen and Seized - 2022-03-15

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F0.png The 'Freedom Convoy' Bitcoin Donations Have Been Frozen and Seized March 15, 2022, Ekin Genç, Vice News

As Canadian protests against vaccine mandates rose to become a cause célèbre, millions of dollars in donations flew to a Christian crowdfunding site. But that site got hacked and also had to freeze millions of dollars meant for the self-styled "freedom convoy," after the government enacted the Emergencies Act to cut off protesters from the financial system.

But for the truckers to access the funds, NobodyCaribou had to approach them individually and hand out a meticulously-detailed explanation on how to claim the Bitcoin as well as the codes necessary, all carefully placed in envelopes.

J.W. Weatherman, a pseudonymous lead Bitcoin donor whom NobodyCaribou reached out to for help, brainstormed an action plan via a 25-page public Google doc , and eventually a coder volunteered to help divide 14.6 Bitcoins into 100 separate Bitcoin wallets to be distributed to the truckers.

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{{cite news | first = Ekin | last = Genç | title = The 'Freedom Convoy' Bitcoin Donations Have Been Frozen and Seized | url = https://www.vice.com/amp/en/article/jgmnpd/the-freedom-convoy-bitcoin-donations-have-been-frozen-and-seized | work = Vice News | date = March 15, 2022 | accessdate = March 20, 2022 }}