28 Sep '12, 10pm

Was the #Romney Tax Return Bitcoin Ransom Paid? - #Election2012 #Campaign2012 #2012 #bitcoins

Was the #Romney Tax Return Bitcoin Ransom Paid? - #Election2012 #Campaign2012 #2012 #bitcoins

On September 4th, an anonymous poster claimed to have obtained copies of presidential candidate Mitt Romney's tax returns. They offered to either immediately release the returns or never release them, at the discretion of whomever first paid them one million dollars in the form of bitcoins (approx. 80,500 bitcoins). It's safe to say that most people think these blackmailers' claims were a hoax: a clumsy and not-very-believable extortion effort that briefly made headlines and then disappeared. Certainly this is the prevailing opinion around the Sunlight office. But we think the bitcoin phenomenon is fascinating for both technical and social reasons (yes, there are labs staffers who have mined bitcoins). And since today is the day of the ransom, it seems like a good time to consider what, if anything, the release or lack of release could mean. The Romney campaign has chosen ...

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