"It’s been a turbulent week for the digital currency known as Bitcoin. First, we saw Bitfloor, the fourth-largest Bitcoin exchange, fall victim to a $250,000 hacking theft. Next we heard Bitcoin used as part of a blackmail scheme against Mitt Romney. Finally, and perhaps most strangely, such a threat has actually increased Bitcoin value.
But before any of this, Bitcoin earned some headlines for a far less controversial reason.
Mark Warden, a New Hampshire State Representative, is the first incumbent politician to accept Bitcoin donations as he runs for re-election...."