27 Aug '12, 6pm

Fascinating: WikiLeaks Bypasses Financial Blockade With Bitcoin

Following a massive release of secret U.S. diplomatic cables in November 2010, donations to WikiLeaks were blocked by Bank of America, VISA, MasterCard, PayPal and Western Union on December 7th, 2010. Although private companies certainly have a right to select which transactions to process or not, the political environment produced less than a fair and objective decision. It was coordinated pressure exerted in a politicized climate by the U.S. government and it won’t be the last time that we see this type of pressure. Fortunately, there is way around this and other financial blockades with a global payment method immune to political pressure and monetary censorship. On its public bitcoin address , Wikileaks has taken in over $32,000 equivalent in more than 1,100 separate bitcoin donations throughout the blockade (1BTC = $10.00). But these amounts may be significantly highe...

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