Canadian truckers currently fighting vaccine mandates in their home country found solace in bitcoin after fundraising platform GoFundMe halted donations they were supposed to receive.
Canadian truckers get what they need through BTC
Canadian truckers have gathered in their country in recent weeks and have formed what is known as the “Freedom Comvoy.” Truckers are protesting ongoing COVID-19 vaccine mandates in the country of Canada and have been supported by people around the world who are against medical mandates of any kind. Now, it appears that a group of libertarians in Canada has created a bitcoin funding platform for those participating in the protest.
The group is known as Honk Honk Hodl in reference to truck drivers’ horns and the common practice of hodling in the bitcoin world. The initiative is described on social media as the way forward for “Canadian truckers on the orange pill.”
This is a reference to the 1999 movie “The Matrix,” in which you have to decide whether to take a red pill and “wake up” from the unreality you’re living in or fall asleep. The “orange pill” itself refers to bitcoin buyers, and BTC represents financial freedom and hope.
The organization is made up of four people. Their names are Greg Booth, Jeff Foss, and two others who use the aliases “Nobody Cariboo” and “BTC Sessions.” They created their crypto crowdfunding initiative through a platform known as Tally Coin, which seeks to give people new ways to raise money for protesters, political groups, and other offbeat organizations.
On the fundraising page, the group mentions the following:
Legacy financial infrastructure can sometimes be politicized and repressed, while bitcoin is a truly censorship-resistant method of communicating value. Don't let your voices be silenced and don't let your financial sovereignty be trampled on.
The donation page is only a few days old, but more than $600,000 has already been raised for truckers. A particularly large donation came from Jesse Powell, CEO of popular cryptocurrency exchange Kraken. Powell is believed to have given away up to $43,000 worth of BTC. He also issued the following message:
Fix the money, fix the world. The mandates are immoral. End the madness. Horn, horn! #FreedomConvoy2022.
Everyone seems to support them.
A Christian fundraising site known as Give Send Go also raised more than $4 million in donations for the protesters. In a statement, the company explained:
For our Canadian colleagues, the time for political hype is over. We are taking our fight to the gates of our federal government and demanding that all mandates against its people cease.
GoFundMe says the campaign to raise money for truckers violated its terms of service and therefore all donations have been stopped.