05 Sep '13, 10pm

Bitcoin and Politics: What Could Go Wrong? - Bloomberg (blog)

Bitcoin and Politics: What Could Go Wrong? - Bloomberg (blog)

Bitcoin, the alternative sort-of currency whose most ardent fans congregate in that part of the Venn diagram where "tech" and "libertarian" overlap, has always had a political flip-side. Its appeal is rooted in distrust -- of dollars, governments, banks, the Federal Reserve and surely other institutions besides. So it's not surprising that the Federal Election Commission has received a request from a political action committee called the Conservative Action Fund, which seeks an advisory opinion on accepting contributions in bitcoins. The PAC spent more than $300,000 in behalf of Republicans in the 2012 election cycle and is looking to go deep on Bitcoin in 2014. Other political organizations have already worked the Bitcoin vein, including candidates in North Dakota and Vermont. Darryl Perry, a libertarian candidate for president in 2016, is hardcore on virtual currency. He...

Full article: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-05/bitcoin-and-poli...

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