• Media

    Extremist site 8chan turns to blockchain tech

    The ‘anything goes’ message board, a rallying place for white supremacists, is now hosted by a company that uses Bitcoin cryptography

    If it’s racist, misogynistic, extremist, or glorifies violence, you’ll find it on 8chan. In the wake of the El Paso Walmart shooting that killed 20, the hate-filled message board has moved to privacy-first hosting provider ZeroNet, which uses Bitcoin cryptography, after being kicked off its previous host, Tucows. 8chan was also dropped by Cloudflare, the Internet security and infrastructure company that protected it against DDoS attacks, according to Forbes. Both Tucows and Cloudflare acted after the El Paso mass-shooter posted a hate-filled screed to the anything-goes site popular with white supremacists. “8chan is almost like a bulletin board where the worst offenders go to share their terrible ideas,” Jonathan Greenblatt,…

Subscribe to MODERN CONSENSUS Newsletter