CHEYENNE – There could be a pathway for Wyoming politicians to be formally cleared to accept campaign contributions in the form of virtual currency – at least possibly if state officials go along with this suggestion.

During a hearing Tuesday morning of the Legislature’s Select Committee on Blockchain, Financial Technology and Digital Innovation, several lawmakers suggested this could be a possibility. Sens. Chris Rothfuss, D-Laramie, and Tara Nethercott, R-Cheyenne, noted that one approach could be for the value of a cryptocurrency political contribution to be pegged to the worth of the crypto at the time of the donation.

Jonathan Make is the Wyoming Tribune Eagle’s assistant managing editor and editor of the Wyoming Business Report. He can be reached at or 307-633-3129. Follow him on Twitter @makejdm.

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