The core member of AssangeDAO’s explained how a decentralized autonomous organization can obtain the release of Julian Assange.
SilkeNoa is the core member of AssangeDAO which raised $53 million to support WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, stated that in a way DAOs are the powerful token-based mechanism of coordination that now any person could wield outside of the financial system.
The fundraising campaign was hugely successful which showed the power of the decentralized autonomous organization that can have its impact on social and political issues, according to Noa. Anyone willing to support Assange was allowed by the DAO mechanism to become a member of the organization and to make donations in the Ether (ETH).
The AssangeDAO members receive a proportionate amount of its governance token JUSTICE, in exchange, that will allow them to vote how the funds raised would be spent on initiatives taken in the future aiming to support the whistleblower’s cause.
Gabriel Shipton brother of Assange while commenting on the successful campaigning stated that it is sending a message, a political message that there will be some political cost for the persecution of Julian.
The amount which is raised would be used to bear the legal expenses of Assange and for campaigning in favor to release him from the prison in the United Kingdom where he has been kept for almost three years.
The U.K. court’s decision to extradite Assange to the United States was recently appealed by Assange. If he is sent to the U.S. he might be convicted and receive a life sentence for classified documents publication. Assange is seen as a champion of the free press by his supporters.
Shipton stated that the immediate result will be the U.K. court approving the appeal made by Julian and rejecting his extradition. The aim of all this is that the charges had dropped in the United States and for publishing the secrets the powers stop pursuing Julian.
The AssangeDAO raised the funds through bidding in a non-fungible token (NFT) auction which is called Censored by digital artist Pak and Assange. The auction consists of one-of-one piece which is called Clock and an open piece in which every participant can mint their NFT. These NFTs cannot be traded until Assange is released.