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Report: Congressman Jared Polis vows to protect bitcoin

Posted on 23rd June, 2014

When it comes to political advocates for bitcoin, U.S. Congressman Jared Polis is at the front of the pack. As a member of the House of Representatives, Polis might not have the policy sway of a senator, but he has already proven that he’s willing to use what influence he has to keep bitcoin from […]

Bitcoin-friendly congressman has raised $1500 in BTC since FEC approval

Posted on 15th May, 2014

Last week, the Federal Election Commission approved bitcoin for in-kind donations in political campaigns and political action committees (PACs). Not surprisingly, one of bitcoin’s biggest champions in D.C., Colorado Representative Jared Polis, began accepting BTC on his website almost immediately. Thus far, the contributions have been nothing to scoff at: 39 donators had sent Polis […]

Following FEC ruling, bitcoin-friendly Congressman Jared Polis now accepting BTC donations

Posted on 12th May, 2014

Last week, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) published a draft version of an advisory ruling allowing in-kind donation of bitcoin to political campaigns and political action committees. Shortly after the announcement, noted bitcoin supporter Representative Jared Polis (D-CO) launched a bitcoin-donation page on his website. Bitcoin donations are likely to be seen as little more […]

Robocoin demonstrates bitcoin ATM on Capitol Hill

Posted on 9th April, 2014

Bitcoin ATM maker Robocoin gave a demonstration of their machine to lawmakers and media in Washington, D.C, yesterday. CEO Jordan Kelley hosted the event, answering questions from the press and helping several member of Congress and their staff buy small amounts of bitcoin with the two-way machine. Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) was among the first […]