Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks and International Exile, urged donors to contribute to the publication in line using cryptocurrencies. by national governments. His foundation will now accept payments in Bitcoin, Litecoin, Monero and ZCash
The exile Assange has become a kind of public cheerleader for Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies following a number of tweets expressing its general approval of the decentralized digital currency model in opposition to government controls.
This is exactly what Bitcoin was designed to do. WikiLeaks used it to beat the blockade (illegal) against us too, as of 2011. https://t.co/op14R2EEoC
– Julian Assange ? (@JulianAssange) December 13, 2017
A recent thread includes a number of announcements regarding current US checks on Wikileaks donations:
1 / Banking Blockade 2.0:
We have discovered an amazing conspiracy by US intelligence against the foundation that provides @WikiLeaks donors with tax deductibility in the EU (Wau Holland Stiftung). It comes after our series on the CIA, # Vault7.
– Julian Assange ? (@JulianAssange) December 17, 2017
The growth of Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies has provided a substantial return to Assange, who recently thanked the US government to have forced into the alternative payment method. The reality that cryptocurrencies can help circumvent government controls has led many to suggest that regulations on digital currencies are inevitable.