DLive, the decentralized streaming platform that Justin Sun purchased and migrated to Tron in December 2019, was used by several far-right extremists to live-stream their insurrection in the U.S. Capitol building on Jan 6.
The extremists were also able to raise donations during the broadcast and the platform has been accused of allowing extremists to raise “hundreds of thousands” of dollars, mostly in cryptocurrency, since it was founded.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Hatewatch blog, at least five DLive accounts live streamed Wednesday’s shocking protest, “Murder the Media,” “ Loulz,” “Woozuh,” “Gloomtube” and “ Baked Alaska”. However the organization could only confirm that DLive user “Baked Alaska” had actually breached the Capitol Building.
Baked Alaska’s real name is Tim Gionet. A former contributor to Buzzfeed with a strong social following, Gionet also participated in the deadly August 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville. He has been kicked off mainstream platforms including Twitter and YouTube for violating