10% of transaction fees on K.im, the entrepreneur’s Bitcoin-enabled content sharing service, are going to help Assange’s legal costs, Dotcom says.
Dotcom offers Bitcoin to Assange
In a tweet on Oct. 29, Dotcom said 10% of K.im’s transaction fees were going towards helping Assange’s ongoing legal battle.
“http://K.im supports @Wikileaks and Julian Assange by committing 10% of our transaction fee income to Wikileaks and Julian’s legal team,” he wrote. Dotcom added:
“This may provide sufficient Bitcoin for his defense and enable Wikileaks to increase its truth-telling capabilities. Stay strong!”
Assange currently faces extradition to the United States on charges of allegedly trying to hack into a Pentagon computer. His potential jail sentence totals 175 years.
“The treatment of Julian Assange speaks volumes about the rotten character of the intelligence community (deep state),” Dotcom wrote in a previous tweet last week.
WikiLeaks already accepts donations in various cryptocurrencies. To date, its Bitcoin wallets have received in excess of 4,000 BTC ($37 million).
Countdown to the initial exchange offering
The planned fundraising goal is currently set at $8 million, with verified investors able to contribute a maximum of $50,000 each. Holders of Bitfinex’s in-house token, UNUS SED LEO, will be able to double their contribution.