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Most WikiLeaks Donations Coming From Bitcoins and Litecoins

By Daniel Allermand

WikiLeaks, a nonprofit journalistic organization who exposes corruption and crimes around the world, made a tweet the 24th of January where they announced that Bitcoins and Litecoins are now the biggest donation method used to support their operations.

The tweet came with a link to their official donation page, where you can donate money to them by using traditional payment methods such as credit cards, bank transfers and PayPal.  It also had the official blockchain address, where you can see that WikiLeaks has received a total of 3.855 Bitcoins in around 2,200 transactions. In December of 2013 the organization received 56 Bitcoins in Donations, which is equal to around $50,000.

With the tweet it shows that the Bitcoin community is still there to support WikiLeaks as they continue to expose war crimes and corrupt governments and agencies under them. With a constant Bitcoin flow going to the organization, the community are well aware that the Bitcoins are going to a proper cause.

The reason why WikiLeaks has chosen to accept donations in Bitcoins and Litecoins is because of the anonymity in the process as well as the security. They have already experienced to have their donation accounts being blocked by the largest payment processors in the world, when their controversy was at its highest in 2010, something that will never happen with Bitcoins or Litecoins for that matter. 

Daniel Allermand

Daniel Allermand is a freelance writer, with more than 4 years of experience in the industry as an operator, affiliate and poker player. Daniel has decided it was time to try and bring more coverage about the industry to the general public by writing articles about everything from poker to casino.