WikiLeaks has had to find alternative solutions for its online shop. On April 20, 2018, the whistle-blowing document depository revealed in a tweet that Coinbase has shut down the WikiLeaks’ online store account.
Even with Coinbase out as a payment processor, WikiLeaks’ online shop is still able to use CoinPayments.net for cryptocurrency payments, accepting both bitcoin and a variety of altcoins. The organization also still accepts donations in bitcoin, litecoin, ether, monero and zcash.
Coinbase Bails on WikiLeaks
The organization claims that Coinbase sent them a memo “without notice or explanation” indicating that it would no longer have access to the platform.