The crypto candidate – it has a nice ring to it.
And Brian Forde, former head of MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative, is making that his new title. The author of the White House memo on bitcoin during the Obama administration, Forde is looking to take his interest in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology to higher office – California’s 45th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, to be exact.
Forde said during the Ethereal Summit in Queens, NY, on May 12 that he is running for office on a platform of bridging the gap between Congress and the crypto community.
Following the 2018 midterm elections, the U.S. will see two new pro-Bitcoin governors sworn into office.
Jared Polis (D-CO) and Gavin Newsom (D-CA) both won out against their respective Republican contenders last night, November 6, 2018. While their campaign points and platforms were capitalized by a progressive agenda, their favorable attitudes toward cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology have caught the crypto community’s attention.
Congratulations to early Bitcoin advocate @jaredpolis on being elected Governor of Colorado! "Polis said that he will use his powers in Congress to fight against any attempts by the government to enact policies that restrict the growth of bitcoin" - 2014 pic.
Voatz, a startup based in Boston, MA, promises to dispel some of the biggest challenges associated with voting: access, security, transparency and efficiency. The company plans to achieve this goal by combining internet-based voting with blockchain technology.
What is Voatz?
Voatz enables voters to make their voices heard conveniently by allowing mobile voting via any smartphone or tablet connected to the internet.