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    Bitcoin For Campaign Contributions On the Rise In the U.S.

    Political candidates should really start paying more attention to crypto-markets, as it could be a new frontier for increased campaign contributions. Last year, Missouri Republican Austin Petersen’s campaign for Senate received 24 separate Bitcoin donations, according to a campaign issued statement released mid-January — and one of them...

    Thomas Delahunty | February 8, 2018 | 2:30 am
  • FEC to Allow Bitcoin Contributions in Politics

    Ruling by the United States Federal Election Commission may change politics. In a unanimous 6-0 decision the FEC has said Bitcoin contributions to political committees will be treated the same as stocks and other items of value given to committees, as reported by Dave Levinthal of the Center for Political Integrity. Tweet...

    Jayanand Sagar | May 8, 2014 | 12:55 pm
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    FEC Delays Formal Vote on Bitcoin Campaign Contributions

    On the heels of Tuesday’s news that the Federal Election Commission (FEC) would be considering allowing bitcoin donations to campaigns comes the news that the oversight group has delayed a formal vote. The consideration comes following a request submitted by non-partisan political group Make Your Laws, who aimed to...

    Jayanand Sagar | April 23, 2014 | 2:56 pm
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    Federal Election Commission Allowing Bitcoin Donations Campaigns

    Bitcoin and politics. They may soon go hand-in-hand. Financially speaking, of course. The Federal Election Commission will reportedly consider a request on Wednesday to officially allow political campaigns to accept bitcoin donations in the mid-term elections coming up. The news comes as bitcoin continues its rapid growth and...

    Jayanand Sagar | April 22, 2014 | 12:44 pm
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    FEC Decision on Bitcoin Political Campaign Donations Delayed

    There’s been talk in the media of the Federal Election Commission potentially allowing Bitcoin donations to political campaigns. Not terribly long ago (earlier this month, in fact), we even reported on the topic. It looks like the decision to give the proposal the green light has been delayed,...

    Jayanand Sagar | November 21, 2013 | 4:02 pm
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    FEC May Allow Bitcoin Campaign Donations

    The Federal Election Commission has released a draft of what could best be described as the ability to collect Bitcoin donations to political campaigns. The caveat? Campaigns would be require to convert the Bitcoin to fiat in order to spend it. This means campaigns will need to bring their...

    Jayanand Sagar | November 8, 2013 | 9:25 am

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