WikiLeaks Cache Gets Hosted on IPFS and the BCH Blockchain Thanks to Bitcoin Cash Developer
A Bitcoin Cash developer has decided to support Julian Assange by uploading the entire cache of documents related to Wikileaks on the Inter-Planetary File System (IPFS) and the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network.
According to news.Bitcoin.com, the developer Chris Troutner decided to make the information released by Wikileaks available forever.
Wikileaks Data Made Available Forever
Julian Assange has been arrested due to charges that date back from March 2010, when alongside with Chelsea Manning, cracked the country’s Department of Defense server password.
At that time, all the data spread around the world through the internet and generated controversy due to the content they revealed. Wikileaks started to face a financial blockade after the documents that were released. PayPal, Mastercard and Visa did not allow donations to be made to Wikileaks. In this way, they’ve decided to start accepting Bitcoin (BTC) and digital currencies as donations.
Chelsea Manning was sent to Guantanamo Bay and Julian Assange escaped and found asylum in the Ecuadorian Embassy in the United Kingdom. President Obama decided to pardon her. But she was arrested once again for indictment charges. At the moment, Assange is held in London but he could be extradited to the United States.
Since Assange was arrested, he was able to gather $41,000 in Bitcoin donations. Moreover, the BCH developer Chris Troutner decided to upload the entire Wikileaks cache to the Bitcoin Cash blockchain and IPFS. All the documents can be downloaded from Wikileaks.cash including information with documents from the FBI, Homeland Security and more.
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