Cryptocurrency Crowdfunding Platform Telegram Channel Posts Video Of Militant Encouraging Viewers To Donate Through Bitcoin

January 8, 2019

SadaqaCoins is a cryptocurrency crowdfunding platform active on the dark web and Telegram that claims to raise money for the jihad in Syria. The Sadaqacoins Telegram channel, which has 150 members and gives tips on how to donate to jihad, released a 19-second video titled "Jihad Investment" on January 3, 2019. The video features a jihadi commander saying: "The brothers have prepared a secure channel through Bitcoin and everyone who wants to invest in this blessed cause can do it, if Allah wishes, and the brothers will explain where and how it can be invested. May Allah Reward you with Good." The video includes the SadaqaCoins address on the dark web. The video was removed from the SadaqaCoins Telegram channel shortly after its release.

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