- Wikileaks has announced that their official store now accepts over 20 cryptos
- Among these are bitcoin, bitcoin cash, and monero
- The store first began accepting crypto in 2017
Since his removal from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Julian Assange has been in British police custody and is facing multiple charges stemming from his leaking of classified documents onto WikiLeaks a few years ago. While efforts are being made to get him free of these charges, his organization WikiLeaks continues to function even in his absence.
They continue to publish content and announced via Twitter on July 15, 2019, that they now except over 20 cryptocurrencies for the official WikiLeaks shop. Among some of the currencies accepted are bitcoin, bitcoin cash, litecoin, and monero.
New Cryptos Being Accepted
WikiLeaks first began accepting cryptocurrencies in 2017 and has continued to increase the number of tokens that are accepted on their roster and reported in 2018 that Coinbase had suspended their account after which they called for a boycott of the exchange.
The WikiLeaks shop is the branch of their business that sells official merchandise which includes items such as slogans calling for the release of Assange and acts as a source of income for the site given its controversial nature.
A move like this goes to show just how common the use of cryptocurrencies is given that many new platforms are starting to accept various cryptos as a form of payment and even a form of donation. AT&T announced that payments could be made for their services using bitcoin earlier this year, several travel establishments around the world now accept cryptocurrency and even within politics, there is the ongoing debate over whether or not cryptocurrency should be accepted as campaign donations and how such donations should be handled by oversight bodies.
In recent times there has been an entanglement of the worlds of journalism and content creation with the world of crypto has crypto been accepted by many more publications. There’s Brave, who reward official Brave publishers for providing content to their platform and last year the founder of Wikipedia launched a new platform that rewards contributors with digital tokens.
In response to the tweet announcing new cryptocurrencies added the roster, several people suggested and nano be added in the future and should WikiLeaks and other establishments continue to create avenues for crypto payments, further adoption could be well underway.