This week, Bursts was joined by Pat Boyle, a collective member at Unicorn Riot (more about them later in this post), radical independent media project. We chatted about crypto-currency, Bitcoin in particular, technologies and strategies involved in the implementation of crypto-currency, recent comings to light of increased wealth coming via Bitcoin into the hands of far right racists and ecological impacts of crypto-mining.
As to the far right, we referenced an article from IdaVox and one from Mic.com, as well as the twitterbot @NeoNaziWallets that can be visited to track transactions with the bitcoin wallets of well-known white supremacists.
Some great Unicorn Riot content that Pat & company have been releasing this year (an incomplete list):
- Black Snake Killaz, full length documentary about resistance to the #DAPL;
- Coverage from Greece & the G20 in Hamburg, Germany;
- on the ground in Charlottesville, VA for Unite The Right;
the processing of TONS of documentation of the UTR organizing on the (leaked) Discord chat platform;
track heard: Traffic by Babyland from their 1992 album, You Suck Crap.