The Journalistic Source Protection Defence Fund created by Wikileaks and currently gathering money to help Edward Snowden has already raised over $14,500 through Bitcoin donations.
The former National Security Agency contractor is currently living in Russia after revealing to the world the truth about the North-American surveillance program (PRISM), facing espionage charges in the United States. To help him, Wikileaks set up a defense fund that has raised almost $18,000 in 24 days. Of that money, more than 75 percent – over $14,500 – was donated in the form of Bitcoins.
When 99Bitcoins first reported the fundraising, 160 contributors had donated $9,355 in just two days, but the amount of donations has visibly grown since then.
So far, the blockchain shows 182 transactions made to the address created to receive the donations. But new offers keep showing every day. According to the Daily Dot, the single largest deposit made to the account has been an amazing 25 BTC.
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