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 DPR’s identity isn’t known, it’s 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, he’s known for forking Litecoin to create BolsoCoin, an openly “neo-nazi cryptocurrency” inspired by Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro.