Rand Paul accepting Bitcoin donations during 2016 presidential bid
- Published: Apr 10, 2015, 12 PM
1. Paul accepting Bitcoin
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is accepting Bitcoin donations to his officially-announced 2016 presidential campaign.
Check out his donation page to see for yourself.
According to The New York Times, Paul is the first presidential candidate to accept donations in the form of virtual currency.
"The novelty of the payment method is likely to help Mr. Paul highlight his edgy appeal to other libertarians, tech-savvy voters, young people and others who favor Bitcoins," the Times' April 9 report reads. "But it also raises questions about whether illegal contributions could make their way into campaigns more easily."
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