11.14.2013

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General News

Partner Dax Hansen was quoted in an article for POLITICO titled, "Bitcoin gets ready for the government" in which The Heritage Foundation also tapped law firm Perkins Coie to help with an effort to convince the Federal Election Commission to allow the use of digital currency for federal political contributions. The FEC has proposed that campaigns will be allowed to accept, but not spend, bitcoins. “The dialogue really is to figure out how do the existing laws apply and help regulators and lawmakers and law enforcement figure out if there’s a gap,” said J. Dax Hansen, a Perkins Coie partner who leads the group.