Former Northeastern Spain President Asks for Bitcoin Donations to Hide Transactions
The controversial Catalan leader and politician, Carles Puigdemont, seems to be asking for Bitcoin donations in order to avoid scrutiny. The information has been released by the local news outlet El Confidencial on October 18. According to the report, Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that ‘cannot be tracked’ and that ‘transacitons are not registered anywhere.’
El Confidencial reports that these donations can be made through the website defensaexili.org which is registered in Saint Kitts and Nevis. Additionally, the website has a payment system designed by Peter Sunde, who has been already sentenced $30 million Swedish Krona.
At the moment of writing, there is no ‘Bitcoin Accepted Here’ button or a place where to make a cryptocurrency donation. According to a Reddit Post started by non_fingo, there is a blockchain wallet used for receiving these donations. However, there are no official reports on the matter. However, this addressed received over 81,000 BTC.
Puigdemont is known in the country for being the leader of Catalonia. The region tried to become independent over a year ago but the Spanish central government took all the necessary measures to avoid it. After it, Puigdemont left the country and has been causing different controversies abroad as well.
According to the website, there will be an independent council that would work in order to ensure that the funds are allocated to the correct activities. Additionally, it mentions that they will be governed by principals of efficiency, austerity and transparency.
El Confidencial explains that there was no report on the management of the funds that have been presented in over six months Moreover, it states that there has been nor about who is on the independent council.