By CCN: Cryptocurrency is firmly on the agenda in the 2020 presidential race (and no, I’m not talking about John McAfee). Pro-bitcoin candidate Andrew Yang is quietly rising through the stacked Democrat field as a serious contender for the White House.
In a keynote speech at the Consensus conference yesterday, he doubled down on his crypto agenda.
“If I’m in the White House, oh boy are we going to have some fun in terms of the cryptocurrency community.”
— Andrew Yang (@AndrewYang) May 15, 2019
Andrew Yang: making bitcoin a 2020 campaign issue
Yang might be preaching to the converted at Consensus, but he’s taking his pro-bitcoin stance on the campaign trail. As CCN reported, he published a clear manifesto on bitcoin regulation as part of his campaign. He pledges to:
“Create clear guidelines in the digital asset world so that businesses and individuals can invest and innovate in the area without fear of a regulatory shift.”
Yang has opened up his platform to bitcoin and cryptocurrency donations. He even tweeted about bitcoin as far back as 2013:
— Andrew Yang (@AndrewYang) December 7, 2013
Speaking to Bloomberg, he said consumer protection is also a key issue. “We just need to provide rules of the road.” He was also critical of the New York BitLicense which “has had a chilling effect on the US digital asset market.”
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