Congressional Candidate Wants US To Embrace Crypto Assets and Blockchain
Agatha Bacelar, an engineer from Stanford, is running for Congress and she wants to convince her fellow lawmakers that America should be focused on cryptos. Now, she wants to challenge the U. S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her position in the 12th district of California. Pelosi has been involved in Congress since 1987, so this will certainly be a difficult challenge.
Bacelar, a Democrat who is still only a candidate hopeful, is looking to change how the government looks at blockchain industry and is hoping to raise $1 million USD in order to do it.
She claims that the future was once bright for the crypto industry in the country, but that this has changed a lot recently due to how the federal intervention is pushing innovation backward.
The candidate hopeful believes that the blockchain can be the key to creating a live democracy while promoting human rights, so it is a necessity that the government should let this field innovate and grow.
Right now, Bacelar is trying to raise $1 million for her campaign via Coinbase. She has already been able to raise $5,000 USD at the moment. People can donate using Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) and USD Coin (USDC).
Politicians who are interested in the crypto world are actually far from rare. Andrew Yang, a presidential candidate, for instance, is known for his pro-crypto stance. He is generally focused in creating laws and regulations that will help the industry flourish.