Alt-right extremist groups and a handful of personalities linked to last week’s storming of the U.S. Capitol building received a bitcoin donation worth about $522,000 one month before the D.C. siege, according to crypto tracing firm Chainalysis.
Chainalysis explained in a Thursday blog post that an unnamed French blogger sent 28.15 BTC to 22 wallets on Dec. 8. Nick Fuentes, the far-right internet personality whose livestream from the Capitol takeover resulted in his banning from the streaming site DLive, received the single-largest donation: about $250,000, or 13.5 BTC.
There is no evidence that Fuentes entered the Capitol building during the events of Jan. 6. However, he was present at the initial rally, was spotted on the grounds of the Capitol, and promoted President Trump’s “Stop the steal” event for weeks, Chainalysis said.
The rest of the funds appear to have been split between a smattering of other accounts with ties to far-right