Freedom Convoy Protestors’ Funds Freezes Again, Bitcoin Comes in Play

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Key Takeaways:

  • After GoFundMe, the Canadian Superior Court of Justice freezes funds of the ‘Freedom Convoy 2022” protestors received by GiveSendGo.
  • GiveSendGo is supporting the protestors are considering Bitcoin to collect donations. 

The Canadian Superior Court of Justice has ordered to freeze the funds received by the Freedom Convoy Protestors’ via the online fundraising platform GiveSendGo. This incident followed after GoFundMe “froze funds donated to Canadian protestors”. 

This protest was started earlier this month by a group of truckers to stand against the government’s policy. Donations worth $10 million were collected via the “GoFundMe” platform. Still, the crowdfunding platform soon stopped supporting the cause, saying that the protesters have restored to violence and cannot encourage this. So all the donations were refunded to the source accounts. 

The protestors then started seeking help by creating two campaigns named “Freedom Convoy 2022” and “Adopt-a-Trucker” on the GiveSendGo platform. As a result, they received donations worth $8.4 million and $686,000, respectively, via the accounts. However, the Ontario government announced today that it has successfully convinced the court to pass an order to freeze the funds. 

Related read, GoFundMe Froze Funds Donated to Canadian Protestors

The organisers are now thinking of collecting donations via Bitcoin to avoid further frozen funds. On Thursday, GiveSendGo has tweeted, “Know this! Canada has absolutely ZERO jurisdiction over how we manage our funds here at GiveSendGo.” They further said, “All funds for EVERY campaign on GiveSendGo flow directly to the recipients of those campaigns, not least of which is The Freedom Convoy campaign.”

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Shreya Bhattacharya

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