WikiLeaks received a BTC donation worth $280.000 yesterday as Julian Assange was denied extradition to the US
The WikiLeaks Bitcoin donation wallet has received Bitcoin from multiple people even as a London court has denied Julian Assange’s extradition to the U.S. based on health concerns.
🎁 🎁 🎁 🎁 🎁 🎁 🎁 🎁 🎁 🎁 A donation of 8.48 BTC (281,195 USD) was made to WikiLeaks Donation Wallet!
— Whale Alert (@whale_alert) January 4, 2021
WikiLeaks Bitcoin wallet holds over $ 600k in BTC
According to a Reddit post from 2014, WikiLeaks was the early adopter of Bitcoin. The platform is said to have created its first BTC wallet in June 2011.
According to Whale Alert, WikiLeaks wallet received a cash flow of about 8.48 BTC worth approximately $ 281,000 at current market prices. In total, the wallet currently holds close to 20 BTC in its current balance (~ $ 615,000). WikiLeaks has a history of attracting BTC donations, with Assange’s plight resonating with early adopters sharing the ideal of freedom.
The donations are coming on a day when Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, was refused extradition to the US. Giving the ruling, the London court declared that it would be very oppressive to bring Assange to the US, where he is charged with multiple charges of espionage, facing up to 175 years in prison for his crimes.
Back in December 2020, Assange was on the list of names that caused a stir among crypto stakeholders about the outgoing US President Donald Trump’s pardon. Indeed, false reports of leniency to the WikiLeaks founder caused quite a stir on social media before withdrawing from the source responsible for the news.
Assange and WikiLeaks continue to receive support from the crypto community. The platform began accepting cryptocurrency contributions in 2017 following the Freedom Press’s decision to cut off WikiLeaks funding access.
However, not all crypto players stay on WikiLeaks. As previously reported by CryptoPotato, Coinbase blocked the WikiLeaks store without prior notice in April 2018.
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