For example, The Daily Stormer reported in February that it had been cut off by Coinbase, a digital currency exchange; at the same time, the publication also got cut off by the building at which it had been receiving mailed donations. (The Daily Stormer has been taken offline as of this writing, but the original post is archived here. Warning: strong language.)
Supporters were still able to use Coinbase to send bitcoin donations, even though The Daily Stormer wasn't able to work with Coinbase to receive them. As of this week, Coinbase has reportedly started targeting donors.
In a recent tweet on one of its now-deleted accounts, The Daily Stormer said: "Bitcoin has slowed to a trickle. Coinbase is canceling the accounts of anyone who transfers to us."
Don't just take the neo-Nazis' word for it. In an emailed statement, Coinbase said: "Although we do not comment on specific individuals, Coinbase prohibits use of an account which would abuse, harass, threaten, or promote violence against others. Coinbase continues to take action to enforce this policy across our platform, including to restrict access to Coinbase services and to close accounts."
When asked to clarify Coinbase’s policy, a spokesperson told VentureBeat: “A donation to any site that would abuse, harass, threaten, or promote violence against others would violate our terms of service.”