Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has appointed Overstock.com CEO Patrick Bryne to his tech counsel, a group that includes Michele Weslander Quaid of Google, and Brandon Hudgeons of Schoox and will help shape the presidential candidate’s tech platform.
The move has left bitcoin lovers in a tizzy. Byrne was one of the first CEOs to embrace bitcoin on a mass-market retail platform and is considering using a blockchain-like system for selling shares of his company.
Sen. Paul is also the first presidential candidate to accept bitcoin contributions, and he recently opened a “Silicon Valley office” at a space called StartupHouse.
“We thought being around a lot of startup companies and bright individuals would be a good place for the tech people we’re gathering…
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