Update: Iceland’s Pirate Party and What Could Happen for Bitcoin

Update: Iceland’s Pirate Party and What Could Happen for Bitcoin

Iceland’s Pirate Party was the subject of several news bulletins regarding its run in last Saturday’s elections. Granted the party achieved major success, members of the group would make up nearly a third of the parliamentary seats. The elections have come and gone, and while many consider the Pirate Party to be the subject of shortcomings, the organization has still managed to achieve success in an otherwise biased election. The Pirates have earned a total of 14.5 percent of parliamentary control. This brings their number of seats from three to ten. It’s not exactly what members had been....


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