First State Republican Party Accepting Bitcoin

First State Republican Party Accepting Bitcoin

Bitcoin officially infiltrated one of the two major United States political parties this weekend when the Louisiana Republican Party (LAGOP) began accepting bitcoin donations. "The party hasn't publicly launched our bitcoin donation page, but the link went live over the weekend," LAGOP Executive Director Jason Doré told CCN. "We plan to do a public launch later this week." While the Libertarian Party was the first political party to accept bitcoin donations back in April 2013, the Louisiana Republican Party says they are the first major state political party to accept donations via the....


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