Newport council candidate seeks bitcoin donations
- February 10, 2014
- Bill Maurer, anthropology and law professor and social sciences dean, is quoted in the OC Register February 10, 2014
rom the OC Register:
With a tidy goatee and dress shirt, Michael Glenn doesn't look like a rebel. But the Republican candidate for Newport Beach City Council is among a small band of political hopefuls across the country aiming to shake up the status quo. They're accepting campaign contributions in a currency the government doesn't mint and one that has regulators scratching their heads: bitcoins... The currency gives candidates a “technological sheen” and shows a Libertarian streak, according to Bill Maurer, dean of Social Sciences at UCI and co-director of the Intel Science and Technology Center in Social Computing.
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