Bitcoin holders have sent more than $30,000 worth of Bitcoin to WikiLeaks‘ public address since Julian Assange‘s arrest last Thursday. Over 6 BTC ($31,800) have been sent from 299 donators.
WikiLeaks’ Zcash wallet, the only other crypto WikiLeaks accepts, has been deposited of 16.25 ZEC ($1,100) since Assange left London‘s Ecuadorian. WikiLeaks also accepts fiat via traditional payment methods like Visa, Mastercard, bank transfer, but there’s no data on this type of fundraising.
Over the past week, WikiLeaks daily average donation has dramatically increased up to 0.87 BTC ($4,500) while, in April, WikiLeaks’ was receiving only 0.006 BTC ($312) per day. The largest donation since the time of arrest has been a single transfer of 1 BTC ($5,200), made just hours later.
Julian Assange is now in custody of the UK and is facing possible extradition to the US where he faces criminal charges over the Chelsea Manning whistleblowing saga. Assange is scheduled to appear in court in London on May 2.