Hundreds of angry bitcoin people rally in D.C. to demand ‘the bitcoin constitution’ be declared a reality

Hundreds of citizens seeking to the so-called Bitcoin Constitution on Saturday protested in front of the office of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who has backed their efforts in D.C. Earlier in the week, a number of demonstrators gathered at the U.S. Capitol to support their efforts. (A Sanders spokeswoman says he is not aware of the protest.) The crowd there included members of the Libertarian and Green parties as well as others supporting a non-federal bill, H.R. 4645, called the Bitcoin Constitution. Its backers want to create a digital document that would supersede the U.S. Constitution.

They’re out of ideas. They’re out of time. They’re out of money. So they’re clamoring online.

They love bitcoin because it’s free. They love bitcoin because it’s supposed to be legal tender. They love bitcoin because it allows them to have cybercurrency without the legal problems (and crime) they face with national fiat currency. They love bitcoin because bitcoin is perceived as a solution to all that’s wrong with the world. They love bitcoin because they think bitcoin is the future of money.

They love bitcoin because they like the fact that all those people protesting online in the past few days are sharing their Bitcoin Constitution and spreading its name everywhere on the net. They love bitcoin because they think bitcoin people deserve a big audience. They love bitcoin because they’re young. They love bitcoin because they think bitcoin’s promise represents the most exciting cultural movement since, well, probably the counter-culture.

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