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WikiLeaks Sidestepped VISA, MasterCard With Bitcoin - The Droid Guy #wikileaks

WikiLeaks Sidestepped VISA, MasterCard With Bitcoin Harvey | August 23, 2012 | 0 Comments According to Jon Matonis at Forbes.com, Wikileaks has managed to get a gasp of temporary financial air by using Bitcoin to receive monetary donations. The United States government continue its efforts to blockade the whistle-blowing site by directing major financial institutions like VISA, MasterCard, PayPal, Bank of America, and Western Union from not to allow transactions for WikiLeaks. The financial blockade is now entering its 629 day, following a flood of embarrassing U.S. diplomatic cables in November 2010. The site’s founder, Julian Assange, is currently holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London after he sought asylum there last June. Although private companies have the right to accept or deny which transactions to process or not, the financial institutions helping strangle ...

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