Wikileaks’ Bitcoin donations spike following Julian Assange’s arrest

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Wikileaks has received a boost in donations on its official Bitcoin address shortly after Ecuador withdrew the asylum of its leader Julian Assange, resulting in his immediate arrest. Wikileaks tweeted a link to its donation page moments after news of Assange‘s arrest broke. This is likely what caused the sudden spike in transaction volume on its Bitcoin address. URGENT: Julian Assange has been arrested by UK police. DONATE: — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) April 11, 2019 It’s worth noting that despite the uptick in donations, the total amount donated to its current address remains relatively small – only $15,000 worth of BTC,…

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