In a tweet over the weekend the organisation’s founder Julian Assange thanked US authorities for the banking blockade, Gearsofbiz.com reports.
Assange called out current and former senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman, respectively, for forcing him into seeking alternative sources of funding.
My deepest thanks to the US government, Senator McCain and Senator Lieberman for pushing Visa, MasterCard, Payal, AmEx, Mooneybookers, et al, into erecting an illegal banking blockade against @WikiLeaks starting in 2010. It caused us to invest in Bitcoin -- with > 50000% return. pic.twitter.com/9i8D69yxLC— Julian Assange 🔹 (@JulianAssange) October 14, 2017