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While Russia is testing an e-proxy voting system based on a distributed ledger, Australia is launching a Blockchain voting app in hopes of starting a global political movement.
Tiffany Hayden, founder and CEO of Enable Payments and candidate for US Congress, on the potential downsides of going completely unbanked.
Bernie Sanders led a campaign run off of small donations, amassing $200 mln. Had he invested that money in Bitcoin, the world would have been much better off.
Blythe Masters has been ranked #46 in Bloomberg's List of Most Influential People in finance. She is the only representative of the FinTech industry in this list.
Bitcoin, while relatively new to politics, is supercharging some politicians’ campaigns, facilitating donations, and opening them up to new and dynamic supporter bases.
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In a stunning display of censorship, a hidden camera revealed that YouTube threatened a French blogger not to ask tough questions of the European Commission President during an interview.
Iceland’s Pirate Party may win the national elections on Saturday which can lead to a strong pro-cryptocurrency presence in parliament.
The Flux Party of Australia suggests using a Bitcoin-based approach to save democracy from itself.
Newly nominated for the Libertarian party, Gary Johnson is the only remaining major candidate for US president to accept Bitcoin campaign donations.
Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign sought Apple and Google’s opinion on its position on encryption.
Semantic Blockchain as an impetus to increased voter engagement for US elections.
Gary Johnson acceptted bitcoin for his “Fair Debates” lawsuit against the official presidential debates’ two-party monopoly.
Ron Paul started talking about the serious problems of the Federal Reserve system in the 1970s.
Max Kaye is an Aussie with a passion for Bitcoin. He is currently working to bring a novel political party, the Neutral Voting Bloc, into existence using the bitcoin blockchain turning it into a political party of the future.
Amir Taaki is a skilled programmer and one of the leading minds behind Dark Wallet, an app that will allow Bitcoin users to easily conduct anonymous transactions.
Perhaps Nepali “finance minister” Ram Mahat has been taking advice from U.S. politician Rahm Emanuel, who said, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. [...] It's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”
Max Keiser sat down with the fireball Dark Wallet developer Amir Taaki in a far-reaching interview that touches on a number of cool topics: The anonymity-minded Bitcoin wallet as subject of a recent BBC piece, emerging political movements, and Apple's encryption scheme decried by the FBI. Mad about the state of democra...
A politician running for a seat in Swedish parliament has pledged to accept no money but Bitcoin donations in his campaign.
After Rand Paul became the first major presidential candidate to accept bitcoin, some users theorized that the move could be used by his opponents to attack him.
It’s all the rage in politics. Democrats are doing it. Federal-level politicians are doing it, and state-level politics are trying to get on it too. Hell, even some Republicans are taking a stab at it.
The United States' Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has announced it is working to investigate a string of digital currency businesses, assessing whether they meet financial regulations for the sector.
In response to a lengthy NY Times article, the Casa Rosada’s Community Manager posted on the @CasaRosadaAR Twitter account what would soon echo throughout social networks: “Apparently bitcoin is disrupting our economy now (?)”
Voter IDs are a contentious issue In the United States.
Much like your Dad whipping out the phrase “YOLO” in front of your friends to prove how hip he is to the kids these days, American politicians are jumping on the Bitcoin bandwagon to show the young-and-cryptocurrency-minded how in touch they are with technology (while, of course, making money at the same time).
The candidate offered and approved by president Obama and his administration received 56 votes from the senators, leaving the opposition with humble and not crucial 26.
A new Federal Election Commission ruling might expand the list of what is possible to purchase with bitcoins with a juridical realm: buying politicians.
We’ve written before about enterprising American politicians accepting Bitcoin donations for their political campaigns.
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