Finnish Pirate Party receives massive bitcoin donations
Bitcoin donations to the Finnish Pirate Party (Piraattipuolue in Finnish), that ran in the Finnish Parliament elections on 19th April, have soared in the past one month, crossing more than 10,000 Euros of BTC, as compared to the 4,000 Euros they received from all donation channels last year.
This implies not only that the party is growing considerably, but also that bitcoin is increasingly gaining popularity within the party. The party focuses on liberty, privacy, transparency of government, and more social freedoms, which are in sync with the principles of digital currency.
Janne Paalijärvi, a FPP member, who has been handling bitcoin donations, wrote a blog post in Finnish about the significance of bitcoin in the party's funding. At present, it is the largest party outside the parliament. It is still at a nascent stage, and already gaining a massive amount of attention and support across the country.