29 Apr '13, 2pm

This Libertarian Presidential Hopeful Wants Your Bitcoin Donations

This Libertarian Presidential Hopeful Wants Your Bitcoin Donations

Darryl W. Perry says he's running for president in 2016 as a libertarian, and he's pledging to be the first White House hopeful to accept Bitcoin, the online currency currently en vogue in tech and libertarian circles . Bitcoin appeals to libertarians who are skeptical of the Federal Reserve and other central banking institutions. As Jim Harper, the director of information policy studies at the Cato Institute, recently told Mother Jones , "There are types like me, libertarian gold-buggish folks," for whom "inflation is a constant worry" and who "see the cryptography in Bitcoin as insulation against inflation." The US Libertarian Party accepts Bitcoin donations on its website, and the Libertarian Party of Canada joined the Bitcoin bandwagon in March. Perry laid out his decision to accept Bitcoin in a recent open letter to the Federal Election Commission, the nation's beleag...

Full article: http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/04/libertarian-presi...

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