WikiLeaks calls for a global boycott of one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges  Coinbase after the company “without explanation” has forbidden WikiLeaks Shop to work with its platform.

Violating our Terms of Service

The organization conducting the investigation claims that the cryptocurrency processor responds to the “concealed influence” and encourages members of the digital currency community to boycott it.

WikiLeaks Shop explains on Twitter that the action was taken without notice or explanation. In a statement, Coinbase, published in the store Wikileaks, said that the reason for making a decision is a violation of the terms of service.

“Upon careful review we believe

your account has engaged in prohibited use in violation with our Terms of Service

and we regret to inform you that we can no longer provide you with access to our service,” the WikiLeaks Shop website said.

The reaction of the cryptocurrency community

Some users of social networks have already promised to abandon the platform, accusing it of censoring.

Wikileaks store sells products such as T-shirts, sweatshirts, posters, and accessories that help fund its work. It accepts payment by several cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin.

Bitcoin-lawyer Andreas M. Antonopoulos noted that this step shows that “we have come full circle,” indicating that for many people interest in cryptocurrencies was caused when large financial institutions boycotted WikiLeaks in 2010.

Following the footsteps of giant payment systems

Paypal, Visa, Mastercard and the Bank of America have banned donations to the organization investigating after it uncovered thousands of secret American diplomatic cables online.

The announcement coincided with the lawsuit of the Democratic National Committee against WikiLeaks, the Russian government and Trump’s presidential election campaign for plotting to influence the presidential race in the US in 2016 in a way that harmed the Democratic Party.

WikiLeaks responded to the trial, turning to his supporters to prepare a counterattack.

Coinbase also has its problems – the platform of the crypto exchange is currently facing claims for alleged insider trading.

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