Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks and international exile, has urged donors to contribute to the online publication by using cryptocurrencies in order to skirt the financial ‘blockade’ by national governments. His foundation will now accept payments in Bitcoin, Litecoin, Monero and ZCash.
The exiled Assange has become something of a public cheerleader for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies following a number of tweets expressing his general approval of the decentralized digital currency model in opposition to governmental controls.
This is exactly what Bitcoin was designed to do. WikiLeaks used it to beat the (illegal) blockade against us also, starting in 2011. https://twitter.com/jason_corcoran/status/940570885509042176 …
A recent thread includes a number of announcements regarding the current US controls on Wikileaks donations:
The growth in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has provided a substantial return for Assange, who recently thanked the US government for forcing him into the alternative payment method. The reality that cryptocurrencies may help to skirt governmental controls has led many to suggest that regulations on digital currencies are inevitable.