The amount was collected in less than a week since the launch of the platform

​AssangeDAO has raised around $45 million to free Julian Assange

08.02.2022 - 09:10

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What’s new? WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s supporters have founded a decentralized organization to facilitate his release from a British prison. The fundraising started on February 4, and by February 8 the total amount was more than 14 100 ETH (approximately $45 million).

Official fundraising page

What are the goals of the organization? AssangeDAO was created in mid-December last year. Its members describe themselves as “a group of cypherpunks rallying of a fellow cypherpunk in distress.” The collected funds are to be used to purchase a collaborative NFT collection Censored by Julian Assange and the artist Pak.

The DAO’s ultimate aim is to promote civil rights and freedoms, as well as facilitate Assange’s release from a British prison.

“We will raise funds to help with his legal fees and campaigns to increase public awareness on the systemic failure of our justice systems,” the organization’s website says.

Author:

Michael Golikov Michael Golikov

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