WikiLeaks Hides Message in Bitcoin Blockchain, Suggests They’re “Fine”

WikiLeaks appears to have used a hidden, cryptic message to inform the public they’re doing okay in light of recent rumors that the organization has been compromised.

In a cunning move, a Bitcoin address connected to WikiLeaks sent out a series of payments with a hidden message coded into them which reads, “We’re Fine. 8 Chan Post [is] Fake.”

Take a look:


Did you catch it? Take a look again:


See the webpage where that information appears for yourself here.

The message appears to reference a recent 8chan post by an anonymous user who claims to be “one of the 15 WikiLeaks personnel that were raided at the same time Julian’s internet was cut at the Ecuadorian embassy.”

Here is one screenshot of the 8chan posts apparently referenced in the WikiLeaks Bitcoin transaction:N3bBSHdAccording to the 8chan messages posted on November 17, 2016, “Julian is missing as are most of the WikiLeaks personnel that I had regular communications with.”

The anonymous poster also claimed that “WikiLeaks personnel are NOT in control of the official Twitter account” and that, similarly, “The WikiLeaks IAMA on Reddit was NOT conducted by WikiLeaks personnel.”

However, as one 8chan user began to question the supposed WikiLeaks poster, the story became more incredible and harder to believe.

“I want proofs,” demanded one user, “You’re not using tor for example which raises questions.”

To this, the supposed WikiLeaks poster replied by insisting Tor was not a safe means of communication.


The 8chan posts also included a desperate plea to other whistleblowers not to submit leaks to his organization, “I am scared for my life and in hiding, and it’s possible I could be tracked despite my precautions. However, the lives of whistleblowers are in danger and I have an ethical responsibility to warn them. We are NOT in control of our infrastructure. Do NOT submit leaks, you WILL be identified.”


However, the incredible claims, which generated some buzz online, now seem fabricated if the coded message in the WikiLeaks’s bitcoin address is authentic.

Speaking of which, several questions remain related to the authenticity of this message.

The blockchain that contains it is apparently owned by WikiLeaks – and they have evidently used it to spread secret messages before, according to Bitcoin experts on this Reddit forum.

But why would WikiLeaks choose to do that for a message as important as one related to the wellbeing of their staff? Further, can we be sure the Bitcoin account wasn’t compromised?

As we have documented extensively, rumors have swirled for months now about a possible WikiLeaks compromise, including questions about Julian Assange’s whereabouts, or if he’s even alive.

So much so that the official WikiLeaks Twitter account had to calm the internet’s speculations:

However, despite the majority of voters requesting a video, that video was never provided, which of course only fueled further concerns.

So what, then, is the purpose of the Bitcoin ledger message? Are we to assume that the organization’s Twitter page is compromised and they have no other means of communicating?

Theories about Assange’s whereabouts are not just baseless conspiracy theories, either.

On April 16, 2016, Assange’s U.N. lawyer, John Jones QC died from a supposed suicide after allegedly jumping in front of a train.

On October 16 2016, John Kerry visited the UK to personally pressure Ecuador to stop Assange from publishing documents about Clinton. On the same day, Julian’s internet connection was severed, and still hasn’t been restored.

Watch this video to learn more about the speculations surrounding the current status of WikiLeaks:



  1. Corey Jason Cochran

    November 22, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    It could be said that Wikileaks played a big part in the Clinton Machine losing the election. Who knows what could be coming their way…

    I hope the best for them.

    • AngweRebootIRL

      November 22, 2016 at 11:02 pm

      Child pedophilia accusations are the start

      • Ade

        November 23, 2016 at 3:12 am

        Yea, they’ll try that, if that doesn’t work, it will be the old WMD lie.

  2. 10th Amendment Guy

    November 22, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    If he’s fine why doesn’t he walk to the window and show proof of life? I’m still skeptical, the government could have planted that as disinfo.

    • Russ Dienert

      November 23, 2016 at 1:41 am

      Perhaps he is not there, getting settled in somewhere remote in Ecuador.

      • Leonard210

        November 23, 2016 at 4:28 pm

        Makes sense. If they were relocating you wouldn’t broadcast it.

    • Luke

      November 23, 2016 at 4:29 pm

      He wouldn’t be able to do that on command, because he is potential a sniper target. If it is all that bad, they could have snipers camping. Who knows, but that seems like the worst idea to me.

      • 10th Amendment Guy

        November 23, 2016 at 5:06 pm

        I’ll take a picture with todays newspaper at this point.

  3. LadyWarrior

    November 22, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    If they’re fine why is the message encrypted? What’s the need? Secondly, if Julian is fine, where is he? Why is his internet still down? Why wasn’t his attorney allowed to see and represent him last week? If it doesn’t make sense, it’s a lie.

    • Manius

      November 23, 2016 at 2:22 am

      It’s not encrypted at all. Bitcoin blockchain is completely public by design. Re-read the article with that in mind.

  4. LadyWarrior

    November 22, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    You know what else tells me something is wrong? The media won’t touch this story..

  5. Leonard210

    November 23, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    “But why would WikiLeaks choose to do that for a message as important as one related to the wellbeing of their staff?”

    Exactly, and the wellbeing of whistleblowers.

    They seemed to drop off the earth about a week before the election after promising a bombshell, if I remember correctly. Maybe they’re just embarrassed that they promised more than they delivered. Seems like they campaigned against Podesta rather than Hillary.

  6. Alexandria CM

    November 27, 2016 at 6:15 am

    That bit coin message is fake, from Wikileaks party and Anonymous : I gave this bit coin message to a person from Anon who is also an expert in encryption and bit coin and was also captured and tortured by the CIA. He said its fake. I had already made a statement last week on Julian. I last received contact from Julian a few hours after the dead mans switch was activated. I have had zero contact with him since. It has been confirmed by activists who witnessed this. Black ops team stormed the embassy last month took away a man with a black hood over his head.
    Yes Wikileaks is compromised have the tweets from them to prove this.
    The pod cast audio from today is proof of nothing except Julian is not in the embassy and most like being tortured by the CIA.

  7. syxrab

    December 10, 2016 at 5:45 am

    Donate to health: 1DikHZ1XpFBC3sDpo2jeP183xYF3f6mZuF

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