Anti-virus software pioneer John McAfee is now accepting bitcoin in his 2016 presidential campaign.
McAfee, with his colourful history and upcoming court date for a DUI charge, has surprised many with his candidacy.
All other donations for McAfee’s campaign are being processed through PayPal.
Last year, the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) approved the digital currency as an in-kind donation for campaigns and political action committees (PACs).
In line with these rules, donations in bitcoin are limited to $2,700 – and require a number of personal details, including the donor’s name, address and place of employment.
McAfee joins fellow presidential candidate Rand Paul, who began accepting the currency for his presidential campaign in April, having previously expressed skepticism on the subject.
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