Wikileaks is reportedly set to begin accepting additional cryptocurrencies as a way to serve users who want to contribute to its media and whistleblowing efforts.
Overall, Assange sees the FPF shutdown as "richly ironic" since it the organization was founded to stop economic censorship against Wikileaks.
He added that users can also purchase Wikileaks merchandise on its online shop can already use a variety of payment methods including cryptocurrencies.
Wikileaks announced Thursday the arrival of its first WikiLeaks CryptoKitties. An internet-based game for buying, selling and breeding digital kittens, CryptoKitties are a form of cryptographic collectible built on the ethereum blockchain.
With the launch, Assange stated: "Cryptography is not only transforming the global financial system, it is generating creative innovation in a vast array of human interaction."
Donors can bid for one of Wikileak's "purebred cryptographic kittens," while newcomers can use the items to learn about blockchain and get their first cryptocurrency, Assange said.
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