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Friday, 22 December 2017

Wikileaks Welcomes Crypto-Donations!

International non-profit government organization; Wikileaks has started accepting donations in cryptocurrencies.

Julian Assange, the founder of the whistle-blowing organization announced this in a tweet earlier, which follows the news The Freedom of the Press  Foundation (FPF) ,an organization that helped process financial donations for the whistle blowing organization via MasterCard, Visa and PayPal ended its service abruptly.

This made Wikileaks start accepting payment with Zcash, which led to its acceptance of Bitcoin and Litecoin.

Assange who sees FPF's shutdown as ironic being that it was set up to stop the economic censorship against Wikileaks, said in a tweet:
"Like our response to the first banking blockade, (Wikileaks) will open up additional crypto-currencies. Those wanting to contribute to Wikileaks can already use bitcoin, litecon and the ultra-private monero and zcash."
He also stated that users can also buy Wikileaks merchandise on its online shop with cryptocurrencies and other payment options.

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After launching Wikileaks CryptoKitties, an internet based game for buying, selling and breedeing digital kittens, Assange said; "Cryptography is not only transforming the global financial system, it is generating creative innovation in a vast array of human interaction."

Donors can bid for one of Wikileaks "purebred cryptographic kittens" while newbies can used the items to learn about block chain and get their first cryptocurrency , he said.

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