Austin Petersen, a candidate for the US Senate in Missouri, is making some waves as he is accepting Bitcoin for campaign contributions.
It’s a given that you’ll hear complaints about “big money” flowing into campaigns during the election season. Of course, the sad reality is that politicians are bought and paid for all the time as running a campaign is extremely costly. What has become really interesting is seeing cryptocurrency coming into play for political campaigns. A candidate for the US Senate in Missouri, Austin Petersen, is making some news as his campaign is accepting Bitcoin for contributions.
Bitcoin and Politics
Austin Petersen is running as the “opt out” candidate in Missouri. He believes that Americans should be free to choose on whether to participate in government programs, such as Social Security. Petersen was a long time member of the Libertarian party, but he recently switched to becoming a Republican as he felt it was time to take that particular party back to its roots of individual liberty. One way that he’s manifesting his “opt out” mantra and focusing on personal choice is allowing individuals to donate to …
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