Wikileaks founder Julian Assange raises his fist prior to addressing the media on the balcony of the Embassy of Ecuador in London on May 19, 2017. Photo: Justin Tallis/CNBC

Wikileaks made a 50,000 per cent return on bitcoin thanks to the US government, Julian Assange claims

Julian Assange thanked the U.S. government after it pushed companies like MasterCard to block payments to Wikileaks in 2010, forcing it to accept bitcoin

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange raises his fist prior to addressing the media on the balcony of the Embassy of Ecuador in London on May 19, 2017. Photo: Justin Tallis/CNBC
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