A pair of US lawmakers asked Tron’s founder and CEO Justin Sun and DLive CEO Charles Wayn to explain how they plan to block the streaming of extremist content on the crypto streaming platform following the uprising attempt in Washington, DC, last month.
Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.) And Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), In a letter originally published by The Verge on Tuesday, asked Sun and Wayn to elaborate on how DLive was fighting “domestic excess and white supremacy on the platform. wanted. “How it protects young users from extremist content and whether the company has any way to identify people who are funding excessive content.
DLive is a subsidiary of BitTorrent which was acquired by the Tron Foundation in 2018. Users can watch videos and be paid by their viewers in cryptocurrency, but after the uprising, Wayn announced that only game content could get paid.
Several of these individuals earned thousands of dollars in DLive’s digital currency that day, and some received large donations through the platform before the event. “One person received $ 2,800 on a live stream on January 5, 2021, where he encouraged viewers to kill elected officials.”
Lawmakers are part of the House Select Intelligence Committee, which appears to be just one of the Congressional committees that looks at how the uprising evolved and whether crypto played a role in its financing.
The House Financial Services National Security subcommittee will hold a hearing on the financing of internal terrorism later this month, following the January 6 incident, which appears to be a discussion of a $ 500,000 bitcoin transaction made to right-wing figures by a French blogger. Who might have been in the Capitol.
“Did DLive or BitTorrent identify any foreign-based blockchain donations to people who were removed from the platform after the Capitol riots on January 6?” asking letter.