GoFundMe Corruption Lays The Path For Bitcoin To Become A Major Fundraising Tool

Written By Wyatt Claypool, Posted on February 9, 2022

Last week GoFundMe shut down the Freedom Convoy 2022 fundraiser and was going to give the funds to an approved charity if donors did not request their money back in time, before automatically refunding all the money when pressured by American Attorney Generals for several Republican states.

Since that debacle occurred and GoFundMe exposed itself as a partisan left-wing organization, further evident by GoFundME allowing blatantly violent BLM/ANTFA fundraisers on their platform, the Freedom Convoy 2022 organization has started a new fundraiser on GiveSendGo which has already garnered more than $7.5 million in little over 5 days

What some people may not know is that the Freedom Convoy did get $1 million of their GoFundMe money sent to them

Another less talked about fundraising mechanism that the Freedom Convoy organizers have been utilizing is cryptocurrency, namely Bitcoin.

Although GiveSendGo is acting as a great mainstream method for the Freedom Convoy to raise money, Bitcoin is an even more stable way of gaining access to funds to pay for fuel and accommodations for the truckers.

What many people may not already know is that GoFundMe did send the Freedom Convoy organizers $1 million of the over $10 million raised on their campaign, but they still hit another roadblock once that $1 million was given to them because TD Canada Trust froze their bank account. This required the convoy’s lawyers to have to take more time and effort to work to unfreeze those funds, which is an issue that could still affect money raised on GiveSendGo if the organizers’ bank continues to give them trouble. 

Bitcoin, and other cryptocurrencies, on the other hand, are fully decentralized and do not require permission from middlemen like fundraising websites and banks in order to gain access to funds sent to the Freedom Convoy. 

For a protest movement like this trucker convoy having access to money through cryptocurrency is vital as the government and Big Tech companies if they are motivated to, can throttle dissent by making it more difficult to raise money for the cause. 

As of today, the Freedom Convoy 2022’s official wallet is nearing $1 million, which shows both the strength of bitcoin as a fundraising method, as well as the strength of the bitcoin community which at its heart values freedom from undue government coercion and control. 

Even if you do not use or even understand Bitcoin at the very least everyone can enjoy the members of the anti-freedom legacy media lighting their hair on fire about the Freedom Convoy utilizing Bitcoin.

Below is the full 3rd press conference from the Freedom Convoy 2022 organizers where they talk about bitcoin fundraising for the truckers

Wyatt Claypool

Wyatt is a student at Mount Royal University, where he is the president of its Campus Conservative club. In his writing, he focuses on covering provincial and federal politics, firearms regulation, and the energy sector. Wyatt has also previously written for The Post Millennial.

One response to “GoFundMe Corruption Lays The Path For Bitcoin To Become A Major Fundraising Tool”

  1. BillDwyer says:

    Just think if they gave that money to homeless vets. You know do something good with it.