Attacks on a Van Gogh painting and waxwork of King Charles have made ‘Just Stop Oil’ famous: Who are they and what are they up to?

Where is the most controversial eco-activist group of this year getting its money from?

For one, while Just Stop Oil’s finances are almost completely opaque, its website invites supporters to donate via Ethereum. By some calculations, every single transaction using the cryptocurrency creates 34 kilograms of CO2 – roughly the same amount of energy the average US household burns through in two-and-a-half days. Ethereum therefore consumes more energy annually in total than the entire country of Denmark

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