Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has urged supporters to use cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (Bitcoin) to fund his organisation after accusing US authorities of trying to block contributions, Daily Express reported.
Donors can now use Monero and Zcash as well as Bitcoin and Litecoin (LTC/USD) payment options in an attempt to sidestep a “financial blockade”.
He took to Twitter to complain about "politically induced financial censorship" that violated US donors’ First Amendment rights and their right to freedom of association.
This is exactly what Bitcoin was designed to do. WikiLeaks used it to beat the (illegal) blockade against us also, starting in 2011. https://t.co/op14R2EEoC— Julian Assange 🔹 (@JulianAssange) December 13, 2017
Mr Assange, who has now spent eight years in exile in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, said: “US donors are the majority of our donor base.”
The growth in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has provided a substantial return for Assange, who recently thanked the US government for forcing him into the alternative payment method.