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29 March 2020

NJ Counterterrorism Chief Warns US Congress: Crypto Is Funding 'Domestic Extremism' - CoinDesk

NJ Counterterrorism Chief Warns US Congress: Crypto Is Funding 'Domestic Extremism' - CoinDesk


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“As cryptocurrency becomes more prevalent and the technology becomes easier to adapt and use, we do believe we’ll see more of that in the domestic terror realm.”.

Maples responded: “We do see evidence that domestic terror groups are realizing that foreign terror groups like Hamas have been operating using bitcoin due to the encryption [and] due to the difficulties in tracking those transactions.”.

Maples told the committee in his written testimony that one such donation came immediately after the Charlottesville attack in 2017: $60,000 in bitcoin to Daily Stormer publisher Andrew Anglin. 

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