The Federal Election Commission first approved bitcoin contributions for political campaigns in 2014. However, many lawmakers still question the transparency of bitcoin contributions given bitcoins pseudonymous nature. Joe Birkenstock comments on the debate:
“If the interest is in transparency, we really want to make sure we know exactly who is donating these funds and that distinction around anonymity or pseudonymity can start to make that challenging.”
You can read the article and watch the full interview here.