ISIS Affiliated News Site Stops Accepting Bitcoin, Moves To Monero
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist organization is reportedly moving away from Bitcoin (BTC) with ISIS-associated news website ditching the world’s oldest crypto and moving on with monero (XMR) as a currency of choice for public donations, claims blockchain intelligence company Whitestream. According to Whitestream, a website affiliated with the jihadist movement no longer accepts bitcoin and has moved on with monero donations as of June 21. The website in question appears to be Akhbar al-Muslimin, a well-known ISIS-affiliated news website.
Reportedly, the website claims that monero is much more private cryptocurrency and, unlike bitcoin, cannot be traced. It also includes a quick tutorial about monero, where to buy it, and how to send it.