While we all have been bombarded with a huge wave of disinformation about crypto-currency as a whole and especially the Bitcoin-there is one particular case that can be used as a perfect example of the power of decentralized cash payment system, Bitcoin. That is Wikileaks!
We all know that Wikileaks and Julian Assange have been cut off from all sources of fiat money. All mainstream-formal financial institutions were ordered not to do any business with Wikileaks and Assange… But Wikileaks and Assange not only have survived financially but even successfully offered financial assistance to others such as Edward Snowden! How?
Here is what Assange said recently:
Don’t forget that Bitcoin is just one of the thousands of crypto-currencies out there. Bitcoin just happens to be the first, the most successful , and the best crypto-cash so far.
And that Wikileaks has accepted donation not only with Bitcoin, but also Litecoin, Zcash, Monero etc… (https://shop.wikileaks.org/donate)
If one cares enough to do a little research, one would find that Wikileaks has received Bitcoin donation alone the amount of more than 4,000 BTC. That means with this current USD converted value, Wikileaks has roughly about 23 millions USD. Not to mention other crypto-currencies that have been donated.
Also DO NOT FORGET that a Bitcoin-Wallet can have almost unlimited number of addresses. And this amount (4023 BTC =23 millions USD) is from just ONE address of Wikileaks Wallet! Wikileaks and Assange also can have as many wallets as they need!
With Blockchain as a decentralized ledger, a total transparent unmodifiable records, one can search and see every transaction (send &receive) of that particular address of Wikileaks, here it is (https://blockchain.info/address/1HB5XMLmzFVj8ALj6mfBsbifRoD4miY36v?filter=1)
At any rate, I want to stress emphatically about the last, but not least, fundamental feature of a true decentralized blockchain and its true crypto currency, is that IT MUST BE PUBLIC, not private owned, not government controlled- as I have explained in previous article. That means YOU are free to join in and to leave at your own discretion. You do not need to register, you do not have to wait for someone’s approval, or permission to use it! No one has power to stop you in so doing, except you, yourself. You totally own your money and do whatever way with it.
If you have to be registered or approved in order to use something, to have something, then YOU also can be unregistered or disapproved and revoked. In one word, you can be robbed naked at any time, whenever THEY see fit! Once you were “registered,” they OWN you .YOU do not own nothing …
So DO NOT BE FOOLED by all the “experts”, and “big shots” babbling about “blockchain”, crypto-money etc…
DO NOT just believe anyone, including this yours truly. Please get all the fact about Wikileaks’ crypto cash, its financial situation yourself, and use your own brain to think about this, then draw your own conclusion, or lessons for yourself.