FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director of Communications
KNOX COUNTY MAYORAL CANDIDATE GLENN JACOBS' CAMPAIGN FIRST
IN TENNESSEE HISTORY TO ACCEPT CONTRIBUTIONS WITH BITCOIN
Bitcoin Contributions Can be Made Through Campaign's Website
The Virtual Currency Will Be Accepted at Campaign Events
KNOXVILLE, TENN. – September 20, 2017 – Knox County Mayoral Candidate Glenn Jacobs' campaign is the first in Tennessee history to accept contributions through the peer-to-peer payment system, Bitcoin. The virtual, bank-free Bitcoin offers much lower processing fees than other contribution methods such as credit card or Paypal.
"As a campaign, we're always looking for ways to be at the forefront of technology and being accessible to our constituents," said Jacobs. "This is why we are excited to be the first campaign in the state of Tennessee to accept Bitcoin as campaign contributions."
In addition to making a Bitcoin contribution through the campaign's website, jacobsformayor.com, Bitcoin will also be accepted at campaign events through Bitcoin Wallet.
About Glenn Jacobs
Glenn Jacobs is a Republican candidate for Knox County Mayor. A career with WWE spanning nearly 25 years has afforded Jacobs the opportunity to perform in front of millions of fans across the United States and in over 40 countries around the world but he has chosen East Tennessee as his home. He is a resident of East Tennessee of over 20 years and a small business owner. His business, Jacobs Insurance Associates, is the local champion of the Kindness Revolution, a national anti-bullying initiative. Along with his wife Crystal, he founded Kane's Crusaders, a non-profit organization with the mission of bringing joy to the chronically ill teenagers of East Tennessee. Jacobs also serves on the advisory council at East Tennessee Children's Hospital as well as the board of the Halls/Powell Boys and Girls Club.