Oregon marijuana legalization campaign now accepts Bitcoin donations
In 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.
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