350 Members of Spanish Parliament Hold Bitcoins


350 members of the lower house of the Spanish Parliament have become new holders of bitcoin through a BTC awareness drive. This initiative took inspiration from the Chamber of Digital Commerce’s ‘Crypto for Congress’ campaign that took place on October 5.

As a part of an active Bitcoin and cryptocurrency education/awareness campaign, 350 members of the Spanish parliament (read deputies of Congress) have received a euro worth of BTC. This move mirrors the ‘Crypto for Congress Educational Initiative’ launched by the Washington-based Chamber of Digital Commerce to acquaint Members of the United States Congress with blockchain technology.

As per reports from ABC, Spain’s third-largest national daily, Tutellus, a blockchain-focused educational platform, and Blockchain Observatory launched an initiative to appraise the country’s lawmakers about bitcoin and blockchain technology.

Going by the specifics of the transactions, all 350 ‘deputies of the Spanish Congress’ have each received one euro worth of BTC. Speaking on the successful conduction of this Bitcoin awareness campaign, Blockchain Observatory said.

It is interesting to note that initially, both organizations intended to send a euro worth of bitcoin to each MP of the house. But then, the unavailability of email addresses (on the official website of Spanish Congress) of all 350 folks made them send the BTC ‘to each of the e-mails of the ten political groups.’