The Finnish Pirate Party, also known as Piraattipuolue in Finnish, ran in the Finnish Parliment elections on Sunday, April 19th, 2015. Bitcoin donations to the party have skyrocketed in the last month, exceeding over 10,000 Euros of BTC, more than the 4,000 Euros they received from all donation channels last year. This shows not only that the party is growing significantly, but also that Bitcoin is increasing in popularity within the party. The FPP’s platform focuses on liberty, privacy, transparency of government, and more social freedoms, all of which line up with the principles of Cryptocurrency.
Janne Paalijärvi, a member of the party, has been in charge of Bitcoin donations. Recently, Paalijärvi wrote a blog post in Finnish about the importance of Bitcoin in the party’s funding. As of right now, the FPP is the largest party outside the parliament. Though still very young, the FPP is gaining a massive amount of attention and support across the nation. The party’s donation address can be viewed here. And the balance of that address can be viewed here.
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