Due to the rejection of the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States, WikiLeaks received a BTC donation worth $ 280,000 yesterday.
The WikiLeaks Bitcoin donation wallet received BTC from more than one person, despite a London court deniing Julian Assange’s extradition to the US due to health concerns.
WikiLeaks has a history of attracting BTC donations, and Assange’s situation resonates among the first adopters of libertarian ideals.
WikiLeaks Bitcoin donation wallet has $ 600,000 BTC
Whale Alert, a crypto transaction tracker who tweeted on December 4, revealed that the WikiLeaks wallet received approximately $ 281,000 worth of input at the current market price of approximately 8.48 BTC. In total, the wallet currently holds close to 20 BTC (about $ 615,000) in its current balance.
The donations come on a day when WikiLeaks founder Assange was denied extradition to the US The London court declared that it would be oppressive to send Assange to the United States, where he was accused of multiple espionage charges. Assange faces up to 175 years in prison for his alleged crimes.
In December 2020, an agenda was set for Assange’s pardon by US President Donald Trump.
Early BTC user
Assange and WikiLeaks continue to gain support from the crypto community. The platform began accepting cryptocurrency donations in 2017 following the Press Freedom Foundation’s decision to cut funding for WikiLeaks.
According to a 2014 Reddit post, WikiLeaks became an early Bitcoin user. It was reported that the platform created its first BTC wallet in June 2011.