LATEST: U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn Now Accepts Bitcoin for Campaign Donations

U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) has made a significant move by announcing her re-election campaign will now accept cryptocurrency donations. This declaration was made via a press release to Bitcoin Magazine as Blackburn’s campaign introduced a new page exclusively for Bitcoin contributions. Highlighting the growing embrace of digital currencies in the U.S., Blackburn remarked, “Our campaign is committed to meeting supporters where they are. As more Americans use digital currencies for daily transactions, we are thrilled to embrace this innovative frontier.”

The move aligns with a broader trend of Bitcoin adoption among U.S. politicians. Recently, Blackburn chaired the RNC Platform Committee, which endorsed a 2024 platform draft that supports the rights to mine and self-custody Bitcoin. This follows Congressman Matt Gaetz’s bill proposing Bitcoin for federal tax payments and former President Donald Trump’s acceptance of Bitcoin Lightning for campaign funds.

In discussions with Bitcoin Magazine, Blackburn has praised Bitcoin for its privacy and freedom benefits, criticizing central bank digital currencies as governmental surveillance tools. With plans to address the Bitcoin 2024 Conference in Nashville, Blackburn continues to position herself at the forefront of digital currency advocacy.

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