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Oregon marijuana legalization campaign now accepts Bitcoin donations

bitcoinedit1In what’s believed to be a first for a political campaign in Oregon, New Approach Oregon has announced they will be accepting the Bitcoin cryptocurrency for campaign donations.

“We believe we are the first political organization in Oregon to do this,” said campaign manager Dan Mahr. “But more organizations will follow. Bitcoin is the currency of the Internet and of future generations. We are a cutting edge campaign that wants to make it possible for the online community everywhere to get involve and help Bitcoin’s progress.”

Bitcoin is a stateless digital currency. Rather than a government creating and controlling the flow of their own currencies, Bitcoin is created by its own users and verified through extremely secure cryptography. But the behind-the-curtain mechanics of the system are irrelevant; to the end user, it is as much “money” as the balance on a debit card or the limit on a credit card.

New Approach Oregon is the organization behind the lone surviving initiative to legalize marijuana in the Beaver State and it may be the first issue campaign in the nation to accept Bitcoin. However, several candidates for office have accepted Bitcoin campaign donations.

Read more: http://radicalruss.com/oregon-legalization-campaign-accepting-bitcoin-donations/

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Stephen Carter is a journalist and information technology specialist living in Waco, Texas. He has been working with the cannabis movement since 2009. He founded Texas Cannabis Report in 2013 to bring Texans accurate cannabis related news.

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  1. November 18, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Some friends and I started learning this information about ten years ago. It wasn’t long before several of us were thinking seriously about donating a kidney to someone who needed it. There was almost a race to see who could be first. We now understand that this is not unusual, that often family members have a similar competition in order to be able to save the life of a loved one. And others who have donated to strangers have said that they felt the same keen desire to be accepted as a donor, because they felt, like us, that it would be a great experience.