This afternoon, Texans for Greg Abbott announced acceptance of Bitcoin for campaign donations. Greg Abbott is running as the Republican candidate in the Texas Gubernatorial race. Striving to be a cutting edge candidate, Abbott stated, “I’m excited to see our campaign add another tool to our cutting-edge digital outreach, which is allowing us to reach more Texans than any previous campaign in the state.” It is great to see that Abbott as well as other policymakers note the opportunities Bitcoin has to promote free market economics and ingenuity across the board.

Abbott’s campaign will certainly not be the first to embrace Bitcoin in the 2014 election cycle.

Abbott’s campaign team published the following press release:

April 17, 2014

For Immediate Release

Contact: Avdiel Huerta

(512) 477-2002

avdiel@gregabbott.com

Texans for Greg Abbott to Accept Bitcoin Contributions

AUSTIN – Texans for Greg Abbott today announced that Bitcoin will now be accepted as a form of campaign contribution through GregAbbott.com. Bitcoin, a new and decentralized digital currency, enables instant financial transactions with a new level of safety and security. Texans for Greg Abbott is one of the first major statewide campaigns to accept Bitcoin, and is excited to implement the new form of payment as an extension of the campaign’s commitment to unprecedented digital outreach.

“I’m excited to see our campaign add another tool to our cutting-edge digital outreach, which is allowing us to reach more Texans than any previous campaign in the state,” said Greg Abbott. “The spirit of Bitcoin embodies the free market principles that make Texas a leader in innovation and entrepreneurship. We welcome the Bitcoin community to join our team.”

Supporters can make secure contributions via Bitcoin through the campaign website, www.GregAbbott.com.