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Craig Wright says he didn’t want WikiLeaks using bitcoin… Or did he?

Craig Wright says he didn’t want WikiLeaks using bitcoin… Or did he?
  • Craig Wright wrote in a blog post at the end of last month where he stated he never wanted WikiLeaks to start using bitcoin.
  • In the post, it states the following...

Craig Wright, the infamous self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto wrote in a blog post at the end of last month where he stated he never wanted WikiLeaks to start using bitcoin. In the post, it states the following:

“I’m not the anarchist they want, nor have I ever been anything like one. You see, I didn’t want WikiLeaks to use Bitcoin because I didn’t like what they stood for.”

But if we look back in history books to July 2011, it suggests that this was not the case. Thanks to publicly available web links from the year, Wright told commentators on his article in the conversation, that it was the foundation's own doing for not using bitcoin as a donation method. 

Replying to one of the commentators, Wright said the following:

“If you want to look at anything to blame, look to WL's stupidity in selecting PayPal as a provider over BitCoin and others like them when PayPal is known to shy away from controversy.”

Looking at the same article, Craig Wright defends PayPal against the prospect of an online attack, but only because he thought it was WikiLeaks and their own fault for not using bitcoin.

“Basically, I know of over 50 alternatives to PayPal. Some are close to PayPal in size and we also have to remember that WikiLeaks was the site that selected PayPal and not one of the alternatives. WL could have selected BitCoin, but it did not.”

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