Kansas panel rejects bitcoin campaign contributions
October 27, 2017
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The digital currency known as bitcoin is too secretive to be allowed as a form of campaign contributions in state and local elections, the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission said.
The commission's decision Wednesday came after Executive Director Mark Skoglund said he received a request from a candidate wanting to know whether it was legal to accept campaign contributions in bitcoins, the Lawrence Journal-World reported .
"Bitcoin is a digital currency," Skoglund said. "There is no physical manifestation of this currency in any way. It's just alphanumeric characters...