07 Apr '15, 3pm

Rand Paul's Presidential Website Is Accepting Bitcoin Donations - National Journal

Rand Paul announced he's running for president on Tuesday. And his campaign is accepting bitcoin donations. On Tuesday, the libertarian-streak Republican senator launched his "Stand With Rand" website , which features an option to donate by way of the popular digital currency. Paul enthusiasts can also donate by credit card or PayPal. The decision to accept bitcoin—a decentralized form of online payment that is quick and avoids common fees—was likely an easy one for Paul, who is hoping to court Silicon Valley's interests as well as youth voters during his presidential bid. Paul, whose website includes a flashy online store that includes merchandise like an "NSA spy cam blocker," has long envisioned himself as a more tech-friendly member of the GOP—a perception he'll need to keep as more traditional Republican backers remain leery of his candidacy. Bitcoin donations to fede...

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