Who Gave Neo-Nazi Publisher Andrew Anglin A Large Bitcoin Donation After Charlottesville? - 2019-06-12
One week after the deadly white nationalist Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in August 2017, Andrew Anglin, the publisher of the Daily Stormer and one of the rally's chief proponents, received an extraordinary cash infusion to keep his hate site running.
The amount: 14.88 bitcoin. The figure referenced a 14-word white supremacist credo and the eighth letter of the alphabet repeated. (As in, "Heil Hitler.") This was one extremist helping another ― and the benefactor was sharing a small part of a $25 million bitcoin fortune.
Over $60,000 dollars at the time, the donation was sizable by any measure. And Anglin had earned it. He'd used the Daily Stormer, the world's largest neo-Nazi publication, to promote the rally and stoke violence in Charlottesville. ("We want a war," he'd written in one post.) He'd let extremists use his message boards to plan logistics. When a neo-Nazi rammed his car into counterprotester Heather Heyer and murdered her during the rally, Anglin celebrated the killing on his site the next day.