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Pirate Party in Netherlands Determined to Keep Using Bitcoin

• By Justin Connell

But that won't stop the 'Pirates' from using the digital currency to fight the power.

The Pirate Party is an international movement represented in more than forty countries. There is a 'Pirate', as party members call each other, in the European Parliament and ten seats in the national parliament of Iceland. 'Pirates' have been elected in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic, as well. It's also a party with largely positive attitudes towards Bitcoin.

Dutch Election Council Rebuffs Pirate Party Bitcoin Payment

Many Pirate Party supporters donate Bitcoin (the party also accepts another cryptocurrency, a local Dutch cryptocoin named Gulden of Guilder). The Pirate Party Netherlands recently attempted to pay the country's Electoral Council with bitcoins.

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