Brazilian Massacre Planned in Dark Web Forum Created by a Litecoin Fork Creator
The Suzano massacre in Brazil, in which two armed shooters aged 17 and 26 killed over 10 people before committing suicide, was seemingly orchestrated in a dark web forum created by a cryptocurrency user who forked Litecoin to create BolsoCoin.
According to Brazilian news outlets Luíz Henrique de Castro, 26, and Guilherme Taucci Monteiro, 17, were behind the massacre, and were seemingly motivated by a forum on the dark web called Dogolachan.
In the far-right extremist forum, users often share antisemitic content. Its current administrator, who goes by DPR, helped the two shooters plan the attack by giving them hints. While DPRs identity isnt known, its known the person who created Dogolachan is neonazi Marcelo Valle Silveira – a cryptocurrency enthusiast.
Silveira has been arrested for inciting attacks against migrants, and for defending violence and theft against women. In the cryptocurrency space, hes known for forking Litecoin to create BolsoCoin, an openly neo-nazi cryptocurrency inspired by Brazils president Jair Bolsonaro.
BolsoCoin Created for Dark Web Forum Use
The cryptocurrency, according to a Bitcointalk thread, was specifically created to be used on alt-right anonymous imageboards like Dogolochan, to be exchanged for services like finding out an internet users real identity and personal information (doxxing), and calling paramilitary law-enforcement agencies on someone by reporting a false crime (swatting).
The thread reads:
Bolsocoin aims to be the first alt-right brazilian community crypto-currency. It´s currently being used on brazilian alt-right anonymous imageboards in exchange for doxxing and swating. It´s name comes from Jair Bolsonaro, a brazilian Trump-like politics.
Silveira has notably planned crimes similar to the Brazilian massacre the world recently witnessed, and has threatened to plant bombs in local universities. While he is in prison, Dogolachain is still active.
In it, the massacre is seen as an act of heroism, and both shooters are treated as heroes. In the past Wellington Menezes de Oliveira, a criminal who shot 12 children before committing suicide, was also treated as a hero. His attack was coordinated through the forum, according to Criptomoedas Fácil.
Dogolachans Influence in the Massacre
The recent Brazilian massacre was influenced by the deep web imageboard, Dogolachan, as the shooters asked forum users for tips and pointers on how to proceed with it. In a recently revealed post, they thank the administrator, DPR, for guidance.
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