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August 20, 2012, 07:55:23 PM
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http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonmatonis/2012/08/20/wikileaks-bypasses-financial-blockade-with-bitcoin/
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People shouldn’t fear their government; government should fear its people. Publishers and journalists will not be intimidated nor silenced. Now entering day 626 of the financial blockade against WikiLeaks, Julian Assange sits in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London awaiting safe passage.

So now it is time to bring it on?

Basically, bring it on.  Let's encourage Wikileaks to use Bitcoins and I'm willing to face any risk or fallout from that act.
No, don't "bring it on".

The project needs to grow gradually so the software can be strengthened along the way.

I make this appeal to WikiLeaks not to try to use Bitcoin.  Bitcoin is a small beta community in its infancy.  You would not stand to get more than pocket change, and the heat you would bring would likely destroy us at this stage.


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August 21, 2012, 12:03:14 AM
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So now it is time to bring it on?


If it's accommodating $22 million in annual sales revenue on Silk Road, I think it can handle little ol' Wikileaks.

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I also cover the bitcoin economy for Forbes, American Banker, PaymentsSource, and CoinDesk.
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August 21, 2012, 12:13:25 AM
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WikiLeaks' decision to accept bitcoin seems to be the reason Satoshi left the project when he did. This is his penultimate post:

It would have been nice to get this attention in any other context.  WikiLeaks has kicked the hornet's nest, and the swarm is headed towards us.

Only four months later, Gavin announces he's visiting the CIA. Do you think Satoshi was pissed at WikiLeaks?
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WikiLeaks' decision to accept bitcoin seems to be the reason Satoshi left the project when he did. This is his penultimate post:

It would have been nice to get this attention in any other context.  WikiLeaks has kicked the hornet's nest, and the swarm is headed towards us.

Only four months later, Gavin announces he's visiting the CIA. Do you think Satoshi was pissed at WikiLeaks?

That's just pure speculation.

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