Campaign Finance Regulation

ORS 260.011
Prohibition on using cryptocurrency to make contribution


A person may not make a contribution to a political candidate, a political committee or a petition committee using cryptocurrency.


As used in this section, “cryptocurrency” means digital or virtual currency that relies on cryptography to effect transfers and a decentralized network to record transactions. [2019 c.50 §3]
§§ 260.005 to 260.255

Notes of Decisions

Disclosure requirements, specifically with respect to third parties, do not infringe on right to associate for political purposes and are constitutional. Oregon Socialist Workers v. Paulus, 432 F Supp 1255 (1977)

Chapter 260

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Application to committee collecting contributions to establish fund to defray elected official's expenses incurred in performing political functions of office, (1980) Vol 40, p 11; preemption by federal law of campaign financing with respect to federal candidates, (1981) Vol 41, p 420

Law Review Citations

50 OLR 299-321 (1971); 55 OLR 253-266 (1976)


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Jun. 26, 2021