When Texas Rep. Steve Stockman announced recently that he'll accept donations in bitcoins, he raised some eyebrows. . . . Stockman appeared in a Dec. 31 expressing support for the virtual currency: "I really think digital money is more about freedom,Business Insider, he said his Senate campaign would show support by accepting Bitcoin donations.
Stockman visits the NYC Bitcoin Center.
" he said, adding that bitcoin is "a fixed amount of currency at a fixed rate, so very good for the markets." According to
Setting aside the question of Stockman's longshot candidacy, his announcement raised a question that has rarely been asked before: In political campaigns, what are bitcoins worth?
Texas Republican Senate Candidate Accepts Bitcoin Donations