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June 15, 2011, 12:48:09 AM
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Wikileaks now accepts bitcoin donations: https://twitter.com/#!/wikileaks/status/80774521350668288

Wikileaks performs a great service for society by making governments and companies more transparent. The fact that anyone can now donate to them without having their payments disabled is a big, big deal. Hopefully more organizations that attack the corrupted status quo will also begin accepting bitcoin donations.

This is good for the acceptance of bitcoin. We often imagine that bitcoin needs to have merchants first, in order for people to have a reason to use bitcoins. But it can work the other way around too. Having lots of people with bitcoins can pressure more merchants into accepting them. With more organizations like Wikileaks accepting bitcoins, this pressure on merchants is increased.
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June 15, 2011, 12:49:55 AM
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this is just gonna get it on the warning list faster govs hate this guy!
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June 15, 2011, 12:51:57 AM
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this is just gonna get it on the warning list faster govs hate this guy!


government hates em, but people love em. Considering this is the people's currency, I'm not worried about the government hating them. They can't control my donations anymore anyways  Cheesy

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June 15, 2011, 12:53:09 AM
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Everyone should donate.

What would you do for a bitcoin? http://forbitcoin.com
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June 15, 2011, 12:53:51 AM
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June 15, 2011, 01:00:47 AM
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Does this mean the bitcoin will go up?
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June 15, 2011, 01:03:29 AM
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They have already gotten lots of donations via Bitcoins too!

http://blockexplorer.com/address/1HB5XMLmzFVj8ALj6mfBsbifRoD4miY36v

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June 15, 2011, 01:08:23 AM
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this is pretty cool
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June 15, 2011, 02:53:05 AM
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already about 145 BTC as of this post; thats impressive.

apparently i can't read; it is indeed about 26

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June 15, 2011, 03:10:25 AM
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already about 145 BTC as of this post; thats impressive.

I only see around 26 BTC. D:

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June 15, 2011, 03:14:02 AM
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Does this mean the bitcoin will go up?
Seems to have taken a rise just now.  Was just 18.13, now is 19.64.

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June 15, 2011, 01:01:55 PM
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45+ coins Cheesy Almost $1000 USD donated already

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June 29, 2011, 04:47:18 AM
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Cost to change the world?
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June 29, 2011, 04:50:29 AM
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Wow, I wasn't expecting this, interesting news.

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June 29, 2011, 04:51:06 AM
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Love that commercial.

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June 29, 2011, 04:51:27 AM
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Why wouldn't they accept btc donations? In the worst case, it means they make zero money. It's not like people are going to donate with bitcoin instead of USDs.

Selling these things:
Wireless Cable Modem Gateway: SURFboard SBG900 DOCSIS 2.0: http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=24518.0 - 3.33BTC
12V DC Car Wet/Dry Vacuum: http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=24521.0 - 0.6BTC
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June 29, 2011, 10:29:19 PM
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So far, 305 * 20 USD = 6100 USD.

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June 29, 2011, 10:31:03 PM
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So far, 305 * 20 USD = 6100 USD.

That's assuming they cash out to USD before the bubble bursts

Selling these things:
Wireless Cable Modem Gateway: SURFboard SBG900 DOCSIS 2.0: http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=24518.0 - 3.33BTC
12V DC Car Wet/Dry Vacuum: http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=24521.0 - 0.6BTC
Flip Cam HD Mino 4GB: http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=26628.0
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June 29, 2011, 10:38:50 PM
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Oh god, I hope the Wikileaks people are smart enough to know not to spend all that money at once to keep some kind of value with it.  Maybe spreading it back through different BTC based stores and what not for things they need.

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June 29, 2011, 10:45:35 PM
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Love that commercial.
Sweet bananas! Good commercial, and even sweeter that we can now donate via BTC.

HEH! They say it's a currency without enough merchants and services, yet I keep spending.....
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