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After GoFundMe was shut down, protesters moved to a cryptocurrency-based fundraising platform

Following a bombardment of escalating political pressure from all sides that culminated in GoFundMe axing their “Freedom Convoy Campaign,” truckers opposing the COVID-19 vaccine mandate in Canada have moved to Bitcoin-based crowdsourcing platform Tallycoin.

On Feb. 4, GoFundMe suspended the campaign and $9 million in donations in reaction to accusations of violence. Of course, which the company claimed violated its rules of service. Donors has to apply for their payments to be repay at first. Following a barrage of criticism, the platform reversed course on Feb. 5, agreeing to repay donations automatically instead.

A section of the organizers switched their efforts to Tallycoin. That’s, a crowdsourcing platform based on the Bitcoin blockchain, shortly after GoFundMe canceled the campaign.

The new fundraising page noted, “Legacy financial infrastructure can sometimes be under politicizes. Then, and clamped down on, but Bitcoin is a fully censorship resistant manner of transmitting value.”

As it currently stands at the time of writing, $US321,111 had been donated to the Tallycoin fundraiser — only a fraction of the $9 million raised on GoFundMe. It’s also unclear whether monies raised on Tallycoin will face the same governmental and political pressure when converted to fiat currency.

The Freedom Convoy Campaign began in mid-January as a GoFundMe fundraising for cross-border truckers in Canada who were protesting vaccine mandates. Since then, it has become a rallying point for those opposed to prescriptive public health measures such as lockdowns and mask regulations.

This isn’t the first time that governments or large corporations have imposed restrictions on who may. Then, and cannot receive funds based on political considerations. GoFundMe also put $160,000 on hold until Convoy to Canberra organizers released a spending plan on Jan. 31.

The original Freedom Convoy Campaign was apparently the seventh most successful in GoFundMe history shortly before it was canceled.

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