This Texas Congressman is Now Accepting Bitcoins for His Senate Run

(Business Insider) Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) is the outsider’s outsider — what other Texan would spend a freezing New Year’s hundreds of miles away in New York City?

But there he was at the launch event for the NYC Bitcoin Center, located just up the street from the New York Stock Exchange.

Stockman, a vocal opponent of Fed policy, told Business Insider that he wants to promote Bitcoin, whose most fervent evangelists tout as an alternative to fiat currency. To do so, he is now accepting Bitcoin for his Senate campaign against incumbent John Cornyn.