Andrew Yang Super PAC accepts Lightning-powered Bitcoin donations

posted 24 days ago
For the first time in history, the Lightning Network is being used to fund a US presidential candidate. Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang launched a crypto-friendly super PAC, Humanity Forward Fund (Humanity FWD). Thanks to the PAC’s payment processor, OpenNode, the entity will be able to accept payments from Lightning wallets.

“The super PAC obviously wants to receive donations as large as possible. But at the same time, individuals who want to donate just a bit to Yang’s platform now have that opportunity.” Notably, according to the Center for Public Integrity, 9 federal candidates, parties and super PACs received nearly $570,000 worth of cryptocurrency donations during the 2017-2018 election cycle.
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