Watch Julian Assange’s Bitcoin balance grow in real time

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. (Source: SKY NEWS)

The transparency of Bitcoin means you can watch live as a Wikileaks support fund is flooded with donations after the arrest of Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

By clicking on the Bitcoin wallet address set up to raise money for Wikileaks, you’ll see that 6.2BTC has been received from 267 donations (at the time of publication).

Many of those donations have come in the 24 hours since Assange was taken into custody. The total balance converted to Australian dollars is nearly AU$30,000.

It’s a show of support from the Bitcoin community, which has had a strong link to Assange for nearly a decade.

Wikileaks began accepting Bitcoin in 2010 after many traditional services like PayPal and Visa withdrew support.

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a police van after his arrest in London. (Source: Reuters)

The Wikileaks Defence Fund accepts donations in a number of non-traditional currencies, including Bitcoin and Zcash.

Supporters can also donate by sending money via bank transfer, MasterCard, Visa, Amex and Discover.