Bitcoin Embraced by New Hampshire Liberty Candidates
Bitcoin, the increasingly popular peer-to-peer, stateless cryptocurrency, has been embraced by New Hampshire political candidates. In May, the Federal Election Commission made Bitcoin a legal form of currency for campaign contributions. Since then, New Hampshire liberty candidates have wasted no time adopting its use in their fundraising.
According to a recent article on SYS-CON, about a dozen New Hampshire state senate candidates have begun to use PayStand to accept online campaign contributions. PayStand is a next generation online payment solution which accepts Bitcoin as well as traditional forms of payment. Among the New Hampshire senate candidates accepting Bitcoin are Eileen Landies, Chair of the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance, who is currently running for NH Senate District 20.
According to SYS-CON, New Hampshire is leading the currency revolution. It was ranked as having the most Bitcoin transactions per capita of any state in the US. NH State Representative Mark Warden, a Manchester Republican, Free State Project early mover, and former Chair of the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance, is reportedly the first sitting elected official in the country to take donations by Bitcoin.
"In our State Rep campaign (NH), I was approached by a campaign staffer to pay him in Bitcoin", said Warden. "I agreed, though I had a very rudimentary understanding of the currency. He then suggested I accept Bitcoin contributions to the campaign. This turned out to be a fabulous idea, though its subsequent implementation had a number of challenges."
Read the full article at Shire Liberty News.