Julian Assange, co-founder of WikiLeaks, returns to Australia debt-free thanks to a significant bitcoin donation. Recently, an anonymous donor sent 8.0717 BTC, valued at approximately $494,000, to an account intended to cover the costs of Assange’s private jet. This amount was part of a larger mobilization that included several contributions in cryptocurrencies.

Assange’s wife, Stella, also played a crucial role in this fundraising. Through a Crowdfunder campaign, she managed to raise £345,992, about $437,925. This amount was essential to reach the necessary total of US$520,000, the amount required by the Australian government to pay for the charter flight that transported Assange first to Saipan and, later, to Australia.

Earlier Tuesday, Assange pleaded guilty to espionage charges before a court in Saipan as part of a plea deal. After this event, he was finally able to return to Australia as a free man.

Faced with the need for donation methods that favor anonymity and security, cryptocurrency enthusiasts advised Stella to adopt options more focused on this market.

She quickly made a crypto address available on the Free Julian Assange website, facilitating donations in several cryptocurrencies, including BTC, ETH, BCH, LTC, DASH, ZCASH, DOGE, XRP and MONERO. In total, more than US$931,000 was raised to cover the costs of the jet, not counting amounts from other cryptocurrencies.

Interestingly, the same mysterious donor who contributed to Assange also transferred approximately 10,175 bitcoins to another address during the same transaction. This action generated comments on social media, including a response from Andrew Tate, who used a gift emoji in a post by Alistair Milne, CIO of the Altana Digital Currency Fund, suggesting he could be behind the donation.


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Source: https://portalcripto.com.br/cofundador-do-wikileaks-recebe-80717-btc-para-retornar-a-australia/

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