U.S. Senate hopeful Katie Britt on Monday announced that her campaign had begun accepting cryptocurrency contributions.
Britt’s supporters now have the option of contributing various forms of cryptocurrency to her campaign through payment service provider BitPay. According to the announcement, BitPay presently accepts payments in Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Wrapped Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Litecoin and five U.S. dollar-pegged stablecoins.
The campaign advised that, all together, the overall market capitalization of the accepted cryptocurrencies exceeds $1.4 trillion, which accounts for nearly 70% of the global market capitalization.
Britt previously had come out in support of the nation’s digital asset economy and recently advocated that Congress reform a provision in the infrastructure bill which her campaign asserted used “an antiquated, anti-innovation definition of what it means to be a digital asset broker.”
The first-time candidate indicated that the announcement was a nod to her support of the innovative digital asset currency system.
“I’m excited to announce that our campaign now accepts cryptocurrency contributions, including Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dogecoin,” declared Britt. “This is merely a small token of my overall staunch support for the digital asset ecosystem, blockchain technology, proof of work, cryptocurrency and Bitcoin in particular.”
She added, “We need fresh blood in the Senate to keep America at the forefront of innovation and technology, not the same-old ineffective career politicians who are stuck in the past. Supporting Bitcoin means supporting personal freedom, American competitiveness and national security. I will be an advocate for commonsense policies that provide appropriate consumer protections while fostering innovation, entrepreneurship and investment here at home rather than driving the digital asset economy overseas to places like China.”
Additionally, the campaign noted that, if elected, Britt would work closely with U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) to support the nation’s emerging cryptocurrency industry.
Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL