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Bitcoin Daily: WikiLeaks Bitcoin Donation Spike


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A new survey shows that most companies are not using blockchain technology.

Stack Overflow’s annual developer survey asked around 48,175 developers about blockchain’s adoption within their organizations, with 80 percent saying they are not using the technology at this time.

In addition, 12.7 percent revealed that their company was leveraging non-currency applications of blockchain, while 4 percent said they were implementing crypto-based products and 2.1 percent are currently accepting bitcoin or other coins as payment methods.

In other news, WikiLeaks has seen a boost in bitcoin donations after its leader, Julian Assange, was arrested in the U.K.

WikiLeaks tweeted a link to its donation page right after Assange‘s arrest, which is the cause for the sudden increase, according to The Next Web.

The total amount donated to its current bitcoin address stands at $15,000 worth of BTC. Data from shows WikiLeaks has received a total of 161 donations, with more than 40 coming in on the day of Assange’s arrest.

QuadrigaCX exchange’s bankruptcy procedure has revealed more evidence that the platform might have been involved in illegal activities.

Crypto Vest reported that the company’s wallet had a connection to scam sites that claim to offer to double the bitcoin amount. In addition, one of the QuadrigaCX partners, Michael Patryn, which is an alias for Omar Dhanani, has been involved in a money laundering scheme, and also reportedly has connections to an identity theft group.

And Harvard University’s endowment is taking a chance on crypto, backing Blockstack, a company aiming to have a $50 million digital token offering.

In a regulatory filing on Thursday (April 11), Blockstack revealed that not only is Charlie Saravia, a managing director at Harvard Management Co., now a representative on its advisory committee, but Harvard Management — along with two other investors — has already purchased about 95.8 million of the company’s tokens valued at about $11.5 million, according to Bloomberg.

Source: PYMNTS


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