WikiLeaks Receives $ 30.000 Donation With Bitcoin (BTC) After Assange's Arrest

WikiLeaks is a platform on which documents can be published anonymously. Most people in the crypto community will know that this can become a major problem for many corrupt governments around the world. Co-founder Julian Assange in particular became known through the discussions about his person in recent years. After hiding in the Ecuadorian embassy for seven years, he was arrested a few days ago in London. But the arrest is more than questionable.

Satoshi was not enthusiastic about donating with BTC to WikiLeaks

The WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange is from the United States because of thepublished documents regarding the War in Afghanistan and Iraq wanted. He was arrested a few days ago on Thursday, April 11, 2019, on a separate charge. According to reports, Assange is healthy, but his condition looks significantly worse at first glance due to the lack of sunlight and sporting activity.

WikiLeaks was one of the first platforms to accept Bitcoin (BTC) as the official means of payment for donations. That was at a time when Satoshi Nakamoto was still active in forums. He was not particularly pleased with this step WikiLeaks. On bitcointalk At that time he wrote on the subject:

It would have been nice to get this attention in a different context. WikiLeaks stung the wasp nest and the swarm is now flying to us.

Since that Message about the arrest by Julian Assange like one Lauffeuer widespread on the Internet, WikiLeaks was Increase in donations with the world's largest cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC) record. This can be done on the official wallet can be viewed by WikiLeaks using the Blockchain Explorer. Contrary to the widespread belief that Bitcoin transactions are anonymous and are therefore suitable for illegal activities, they are actually transparent and visible to everyone. If just before 2 BTC was known to be at this address, there are currently around 8 BTC, which is more than $ 5.066 at $ 40.000.

Even famous person like Pamela Anderson encouraged people worldwide to donate to the disclosure platform.

Accepting cryptocurrencies as donations is becoming increasingly popular. TOR announced in late March, now accept donations in the form of 9 different cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ether and Monero.


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