Iceland’s Pirate Party Readies For Victory October 29, Bodes Well Bitcoin and Edward Snowden
The Pirate Party, a political party that seeks to make bitcoin legal tender in Iceland, has a good chance of winning power in the country’s upcoming elections, according to New Europe.
Iceland is one of the few countries where the party already holds seats, and it has its eyes on the presidency of the Parliament and a constituent assembly to review Iceland’s Constitution.
Pirates Gain Support
Although the party formed just four years ago, its popularity in Iceland has swelled for its promotion of privacy rights and personal freedoms, according to the Free Thought Project.
Should the ‘Pirates’ win on October 29, Edward Snowden has been offered the safe haven of Icelandic citizenship.
The party has been in ascendancy since April, when the release of the Panama Papers revealed Prime Minister Sigmundur Dav Gunnlaugsson of the Progressive Party and his wife held ownership in an offshore investment company allowing them to profit from the big banks’ downfall.
This post was published at Crypto Coins News on 27/10/2016.