Czech Pirate Party Accused Of Mining Bitcoin With No Other Contributions To IT Sector
The Prime Minister of the Czech Republic has taken on Bitcoin mining in a new and unexpected way. This authority has made the decision to accuse the opposing entity – the Czech Pirate Party – of only mining Bitcoin, rather than offering something that can be more useful.
Based on information from a local publication in the area called “Hospodářské Noviny” (“Economic Journal”), party member Jakub Michalek had questioned the Prime Minister on his progress. Specifically, Michalek wanted to know about the development of a new digital database for the storage of official documents.
Instead of answering, Prime Minster Andrej Babiš retorted that the Pirate Party has no authority to question him on this matter, since they have not contributed much to the IT sector.
Specifically, they said that the party, “[…] talked so much about it but did not do anything else than mining Bitcoin. We expect you [the party] to get involved.” In response, Michalek said that this method is easily considered “brainwashing.” Even though the reaction from Babiš was bitter at best, that may not be a bad sign of the industry.
The Czech Pirate Party was created in 2009, which was the same year that Bitcoin was born. They are one of the newest parties in the country, and it holds about 22 seats (11%) of the seats in the Chamber of Deputies. Their main goal is to fight for “transparency, anti-corruption, e-government, and safeguarding civil liberties,” according to Bitcoinist.com.
This whole disruption and biter interaction seemed to be connected with an accusation that someone within the Pirate Party was using a residence for the party’s MP was being used as a mining hub for Bitcoin. In response, the accused member said that the computers were effective in providing heat to the area.
The aforementioned publication also reported that cryptocurrencies are in a state of change in the world, considering that 1,000 Czech e-stores presently allow the use of cryptocurrency for payment. The Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Prague recently took place to help the consumers and investors in the area to encourage participation.
Right now, there is no official knowledge regarding whether the party is still mining Bitcoin on the property they have been assigned, but this is not really important to the functioning of the market itself. However, it is very noteworthy that there is such a big advocate of cryptocurrency within the Czech Republic, no matter what kind of negativity that the Prime Minister has brought in.