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October 20, 2016, 01:37:54 AM
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Might the Democrats want to get in on this new fundraising avenue?

That’s exactly what Stan Stalnaker—a founder of the digital currency “Ven”—asked Hillary Clinton campaign manager John Podesta in an email last year as revealed on Tuesday by WikiLeaks.

“As we discussed, Bitcoin is being used on the Republican side and could be a useful tool, but we think Ven is a better choice for your campaign due to its environmental benefits, identity metrics and closed loop status,” Stalnaker wrote in a May 13, 2015 email to Podesta. The two had met prior at a Clinton fundraiser.

Podesta forwarded the email to campaign tech aide Teddy Goff, adding, “I don’t send all the crazy ideas I hear about at fundraisers your way, but this seems interesting and legit.”

“Essentially digital currency with a green angle as opposed to bitcoin’s libertarian Ayn Rand schtick,” Podesta wrote of Stalnker’s proposal that the campaign use Ven as an alternative.

“Would you get some members of your team to meet with Stan when he’s in NYC later this month to see if it’s worth a real conversation?” Podesta asked. “Apologies for the slow reply – yes, of course, feel free to introduce and we will set up a meeting, “Goff replied three days later.

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October 20, 2016, 02:17:35 AM
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Might the Democrats want to get in on this new fundraising avenue?

That’s exactly what Stan Stalnaker—a founder of the digital currency “Ven”—asked Hillary Clinton campaign manager John Podesta in an email last year as revealed on Tuesday by WikiLeaks.

“As we discussed, Bitcoin is being used on the Republican side and could be a useful tool, but we think Ven is a better choice for your campaign due to its environmental benefits, identity metrics and closed loop status,” Stalnaker wrote in a May 13, 2015 email to Podesta. The two had met prior at a Clinton fundraiser.

Podesta forwarded the email to campaign tech aide Teddy Goff, adding, “I don’t send all the crazy ideas I hear about at fundraisers your way, but this seems interesting and legit.”

“Essentially digital currency with a green angle as opposed to bitcoin’s libertarian Ayn Rand schtick,” Podesta wrote of Stalnker’s proposal that the campaign use Ven as an alternative.

“Would you get some members of your team to meet with Stan when he’s in NYC later this month to see if it’s worth a real conversation?” Podesta asked. “Apologies for the slow reply – yes, of course, feel free to introduce and we will set up a meeting, “Goff replied three days later.

http://rare.us/story/hillary-clintons-campaign-thinks-bitcoin-is-too-libertarian/

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October 20, 2016, 02:53:14 AM
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Unless of course they can find a way to use digital currency to their own advantage.


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