Julian Assange’s Extradition to US Blocked Over Mental Health Concerns

A judge at the U.K.'s Central Criminal Court ruled Monday that there would be a "high risk" of suicide if Assange was sent to face charges in the U.S.

Policy & regulation  ·  4 January 2021

WikiLeaks Shop Now Accepts Bitcoin Lightning Payments

In 2011, WikiLeaks was among the first organizations to accept donations in bitcoin. Now its shop is taking bitcoin payments over Lightning.

Tech  ·  9 July 2020

Wikileaks to Accept Additional Cryptocurrencies for Donations

Julian Assange stated in a Tweet that Wikileaks is seeking to add new cryptocurrencies in the future after FPF announced the closure of its support.

Business  ·  22 December 2017

Wikileaks is Now Accepting Zcash Donations

Non-profit media group Wikileaks has announced that it is now accepting donations in the privacy oriented cryptocurrency zcash.

Business  ·  7 August 2017

Cryptography as a Democratic Weapon Against Demagoguery

CoinDesk contributor Nozomi Hayase tackles democracy, corruption and bitcoin's security model in her latest Op-Ed.

Markets  ·  6 August 2016

How Bitcoin’s Block Chain Could Stop History Being Rewritten

Bitcoin's block chain can store more than transactions. According to Julian Assange, it provides a way to preserve history.

Tech  ·  15 October 2014
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Assange: Bitcoin and WikiLeaks Helped Keep Each Other Alive

Julian Assange has described key events and discussions between bitcoin's founder and WikiLeaks back in 2010.

Markets  ·  16 September 2014

Julian Assange: I Told Google’s Eric Schmidt to Embrace Bitcoin

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and Google chairman and then-CEO Eric Schmidt discussed bitcoin in 2011.

Business  ·  20 June 2014

Julian Assange: Bitcoin is a Major ‘Intellectually Interesting Development’

The Wikileaks founder was speaking via video link at the Net Prophet technology and trends conference in Cape Town.

Markets  ·  21 May 2014

The Rise of the Cryptocurrency Gift Economy

Contrary to popular belief, the majority of bitcoins aren't spent on gambling services or narcotics, but tips and donations.

Markets  ·  18 February 2014

Bitcoin and Litecoin Top Sources of WikiLeaks Donations

WikiLeaks revealed on 24th January that the majority of its public funding now comes through bitcoin and litecoin.

Business  ·  24 January 2014

Bitcoin is crucial for the future of free speech, say experts

Bitcoin will be a valuable tool in fighting for freedom of speech on controversial websites, say experts.

Business  ·  6 August 2013

Bitcoiners donate to WikiLeaks to support Edward Snowden

Bitcoin donations to WikiLeaks increased 1,894% yesterday after Julian Assange pledged his support to whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

Markets  ·  25 June 2013

Top 5 Bitcoin Tweets for May 27 to June 2

We review the most informative BitCoin Tweets of the week

Markets  ·  3 June 2013