The FEC is open to allowing mining pools to donate to political campaigns, but such donations would qualify as "contributions."
A political party in Peru is looking to make the blockchain a component of its presidential campaign platform.
Anti-virus software pioneer John McAfee is now accepting bitcoin in his 2016 presidential campaign.
Kentucky Senator and Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is set to appear at a bitcoin-focused event in New York City this weekend.
Christina Gagnier, a Californian tech lawyer and business owner, is the latest congressional candidate to accept bitcoin donations.
The politician hopes his bitcoin-only fundraising will be a means to improve bitcoin education across Sweden.
Politician Mark Clear returned the donation after a state campaign finance regulator declined to authorize the contribution.
Political figures may yet promote the ethos of bitcoin, as the currency is an intriguing resource for campaign fundraising.
The FEC has revealed it views bitcoin as a "thing of value", not money.