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Katie Britt now accepts Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency for campaign contributions – Alabama Today

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U.S. Senate candidate Katie Britt announced today that her campaign will now accept contributions via BitPay.
Through the BitPay plug-in on Britt’s campaign website, eligible individuals can now contribute via various forms of cryptocurrency to her campaign. Any contributions made via BitPay must abide by all federal laws and regulations regarding political donations.

The total market cap of these accepted cryptocurrencies exceeds $1.4 trillion, which accounts for nearly 70% of the global crypto market cap.

“I’m excited to announce that our campaign now accepts cryptocurrency contributions, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Dogecoin,” said Britt. “This is merely a small token of my overall staunch support for the digital asset ecosystem, blockchain technology, proof of work, cryptocurrency, and Bitcoin in particular.”

“We need fresh blood in the Senate to keep America at the forefront of innovation and technology, not the same-old ineffective career politicians who are stuck in the past,” she continued. “Supporting Bitcoin means supporting personal freedom, American competitiveness, and national security. I will be an advocate for commonsense policies that provide appropriate consumer protections while fostering innovation, entrepreneurship, and investment here at home rather than driving the digital asset
economy overseas to places like China.”

Britt supports the digital asset economy. She has advocated for Congress to fix a provision in the new infrastructure bill that uses an antiquated, anti-innovation definition of what it means to be a digital asset broker. U.S. Senators Pat Toomey, Ron Wyden, and Sen. Cynthia Lummis filed an amendment clarifying the definition of “broker” with respect to digital asset third-party reporting requirements.

Britt also noted that when elected, she plans to work closely with longtime cryptocurrency advocate U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming. Britt believes Wyoming’s approach to regulating digital assets is a good roadmap for the nation to take. U.S. Senators Pat Toomey, Ron Wyden, and Cynthia Lummis filed an amendment clarifying the definition of “broker” with respect to digital asset third-party reporting requirements.

“I support American innovation and entrepreneurship, including in the crypto space, and want to see the digital asset broker issue clarified in a way that ensures that the federal government is not putting their thumb on the scale,” Britt stated. “We should be encouraging competition here in America, not driving economic activity overseas.”

Britt is currently endorsed by the Home Builders Association of Alabama, the Alabama Farmers Federation’s FarmPAC, and the Alabama Retail Association’s federal political action committee.


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