07 Sep '12, 6am

(The plot thickens) - BitInstant To Romney Camp:'We'll Convert $1,000,000 USD to Bitcoin For Free.'

(The plot thickens) - BitInstant To Romney Camp:'We'll Convert $1,000,000 USD to Bitcoin For Free.'

In what appears to be a publicity stunt, a Bitcoin transfer service has offered to waive its fee for Romney to convert $1,000,000 USD to Bitcoin for free. Why is the $1,000,000 amount important? An anonymous group of hackers is claiming to have obtained Mitt Romney’s tax returns. The person or persons behind the claim says they were able to obtain the 1040 papers by accessing computers in the Franklin office of the professional services firm PWC . The group said they will release the files to the public on September, 28 if they are not paid $1 million in Bitcoins, an online currency. However, another Bitcoin address was also created, and if $1,000,000 is sent to this second one, the tax records will be released immediately. In other words, a race is on, and whichever address receives the Bitcoins first will be the winner. BitInstant is thus offering to “lend a helping hand...

Full article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/abegarver/2012/09/07/bitinsta...

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