Sly: Is the UK Blocking Julian Assange’s US Extradition by Jailing Him?

julian assange, wikileaks

By CCN: WikiLeaks Co-Founder Julian Assange has been sentenced to 50 weeks in jail by a UK court for violating bail conditions back in 2012 when he took refuge inside the Ecuadorian embassy as he feared being extradited to the U.S. via Sweden. Julian Assange will now have to spend at least half of his sentence, around six months, in a UK prison that could potentially delay his extradition to the...

Mueller Report Exposes WikiLeaks’ Secret Twitter Chats with Trump Jr.

donald trump jr mueller report

By CCN: The Mueller Report is here, and while there are many frustrating redactions, there are plenty of exciting tidbits for the talking heads to chew on. Among the juiciest bits is evidence that Donald Trump Jr. did have direct contact with WikiLeaks.
This should draw attention back to comments from Donald Trump who claimed to know nothing about the shadowy whistle-blowers.

The $4.2 Billion Man: Ecuador’s Betrayal of Julian Assange Reeks of Corruption

julian assange wikileaks

Could it be a coincidence that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) handed the Republic of Ecuador a sweet $4.2 billion staff-level financing deal at the end of February, and 50 days later the Ecuadorian embassy invites London police in to arrest Julian Assange and hand him over to the United States?
That looks suspicious as hell, doesn’t it?
$4.2 Billion Loan Raises Alarming Questions

Bitcoin Donations Pour in for Wikileaks After Disturbing Assange Arrest

julian Assange, Wikileaks

Bitcoin donations are pouring in for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who was arrested April 11 in London pursuant to an extradition agreement with the United States. Donations started to spike after the official Wikileaks account posted a tweet yesterday, soliciting contributions to Assange’s legal defense fund. That tweet has since been deleted. Bitcoin Donations Top $34,000 In the past...

Did Sean Hannity Scrub Pro-Wikileaks Tweets Due to Assange Arrest?

sean hannity wikileaks julian assange

Fox News host and conservative commentator Sean Hannity has long been a supporter of Wikileaks and Julian Assange. That is, it seems, until around the time Assange was arrested in London after being holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy for six years. Julian Assange’s Plight Meets Grisly End, Extradition to US Likely Within hours of Assange’s arrest, courtesy of Ecuador succumbing to abandoning the...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Demands Justic for ‘Tortured’ Chelsea Manning

alexandria ocasio cortez, aoc, chelsea manning

In response to a tweet lauding her for her stance on congressional protection for whistleblowers, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted that “solitary confinement is torture” and specifically called on the United States to release Chelsea Manning. Related: Chelsea Manning has been trapped in solitary confinement for refusing to answer questions before a Grand Jury. Solitary confinement is torture...

WikiLeak’s Founder Thanks US Government for 50,000% Bitcoin ROI


Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has taken to social media to say that the organisation has made a 50,000 percent return with bitcoin, and all thanks to the U.S. government. Founded in 2006, WikiLeaks is a non-profit whistle blower site, which primarily relies on donations. However, in 2010, Assange claims that the U.S. government forced companies such as Visa and Mastercard to carry out...

Airbnb and Bitcoin: An Obvious Match


Bitcoin is by default and by nature a currency which shows no respect for borders. One of the less popularized advantages of Bitcoin is that, through the power of encryption, immutable transactions are possible, as well as the ability to withhold funds from seizure. In the nations which are currently producing the most refugees, Bitcoin’s digitization is another great aspect of it – people are...

Julian Assange Uses Bitcoin’s Blockchain for Proof of Life


Julian Assange added a bit more to his history-making today by being the first known person to use bitcoin’s public blockchain as proof of life. Responding to calls for evidence that the Wikileaks founder is safe and sound in a Reddit Ask Me Anything sessions with answers provided in a live twitch.tv feed, Assange stated: “I have to say it is a little bit silly, not in relation to us being under...

How Blockchain Technology Will Disrupt Elections And Empower Individuals


As unprecedented charges of rigging have loomed over the U.S. presidential election, much attention has focused on the capability of blockchain technology to make voting more transparent. Joseph Lubin, the founder of ConsenSys and the co-founder of Ethereum, observed in an article in Futurism that decentralizing technologies have important implications for not only improving elections, but in...

Wikileaks Reveal: Clinton Campaign Considered Digital Currency Donations


The WikiLeaks dump of John Podesta’s e-mails surrounding the Clinton campaign has yielded something of interest to Bitcoiners: the Clinton campaign chairman was interested in accepting a digital currency as a donation. In an e-mail to tech aide Teddy Goff, Podesta said that he was probably in favor of an alternative digital currency called Ven, as opposed to Bitcoin. Earlier in the e-mail thread...

DarkLeaks: Where the Hidden Truth can be Bought For Bitcoin


The truth, in 2015, will set you free. Of some Bitcoin. It’s a poorly kept secret that the U.S. Government has waged war against the whistleblowers President Obama once swore to protect. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been on the run for years. Heroic government whistleblower Edward Snowden has left the U.S. out of fears of persecution, and has sought freedom and political asylum in...

Bitcoin is Revolutionizing the Non-Profit Sector [Infographic]


According to a new infographic, featured below, bitcoin is electrifying the non-profit profit sector. “The piece explores how Bitcoin will revolutionize charitable donations given to non-profit organisations, focusing on how it will work and what challenges donating in digital currencies face in the long run,” Max Hammond, Digital PR Executive for NeoMam Studies, said upon sharing the infographic...

Slur.io – You Are Going to Hate It


A website subtitled “You are going to hate it” is certainly an attention catcher, and the proposal of Slur.io catches attention very much indeed: Slur.io will be an open source, decentralized and anonymous marketplace for the selling of secret information in exchange for Bitcoin. Slur will operate over the Tor network. Both buyers and sellers are fully anonymous, and there are no...

Crypto Anarchists Flock to Berlin to Escape the NSA

Berlin graffiti

With its strict privacy laws, Germany is the refuge of choice for those hounded by the security services, The Guardian reports. Laura Poitras, the director of Edward Snowden documentary Citizenfour, just released in cinemas, moved to Berlin to escape the attentions of the US security services. She chose Germany because of its privacy laws, and Berlin because of all the groups doing anti...

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange May have Saved Bitcoin


Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, still confined in the Ecuador embassy in London, revealed interesting bits of WikiLeaks – and Bitcoin – history in an AMA (Ask Me Anything) open Q/A session on Reddit today. The AMA was dedicated to Assange’s new book “When Google Met WikiLeaks.” [divider]CCN[/divider] Julian Assange Saves Bitcoin from WikiLeaks In a comment on...

“Unhelpful” Bitcoiners Have Been Donating to Charities for Years

Seans Outpost Bitcoin Charity

Many people have pointed out the kind nature of the Dogecoin community over the past few weeks, especially after their helpfulness in getting Jamaican and Indian athletes to the Sochi Olympics. Some are saying that the charitable nature of the Dogecoin community actually gives dogecoins a lot of extra value as a cryptocurrency. Offering donations to a worthy cause is a great way to bring...