Crypto-Enthusiasts, Kanye West And Brock Pierce, Enter 2020 US Presidential Race
After Andrew Yang’s failed democratic push for a presidential candidacy, the crypto world lost hope of a “blockchain-agnostic” candidate in 2020’s White House race. However, the pump and spirit of a crypto-loving figure in the top job are returning within the community with the recent last-minute presidential candidacy announcements by investor and billionaire, Kanye “Yeezy” West and Brock Pierce, Entrepreneur, and CEO of EOS Alliance.
Crypto VC visionary enters 2020 White House race
In a tweet sent out earlier on Sunday, Brock Pierce, a well-recognized figure as a childhood actor and in the crypto space, stated his plans to challenge current President and Republican candidate Donald Trump and Joe Biden, the Democratic candidate.
— ₿rock Pierce 🦄🔱🙏🏼 (@brockpierce) July 5, 2020
On his campaign site, Brock Pierce lists several achievements made in the cryptocurrency field, including raising over $5 billion as a venture capitalist for top firms in the blockchain space, including EOSIO, Tether, and Block.one.
Brock’s website, however, lacks a political manifesto and goals of any kind, which raises doubts on whether the claim to run for president is serious. Moreover, the list provided by the Federal Electoral Commission (FEC), tasked with registering and analyzing candidates for U.S general elections, does not contain any mention of Brock’s name.
It will, however, be interesting to see a blockchain ad crypto aficionado being on the ballot box, and will the announcement raise awareness of crypto to locals across the US.
While Brock may be the most crypto-intensive candidate, Kanye, who in 2018 spoke positively on Bitcoin (BTC), is also a crypto-enthusiast who announced his bid to the White House 2020 over the weekend while gaining support from fellow billionaire Elon Musk.
You have my full support!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 5, 2020
Kanye West on crypto and POTUS race
Kanye West, the multiple Grammy winner, had announced his dream to one day be the President of the United States, during the MTV Awards back in 2015, Yeezy announced his plans to run for the POTUS office this year but changed his strategy in November 2019, pushing it forward to the 2024 election.
In an interview with Charlamagne, Yeezy mentioned Bitcoin in light of it replacing the dollar. He said this is showing his dissatisfaction with the 20 dollar bill changes to include slave owner Harriet Tubman's face on it.
Now, the Bitcoin-enthusiastic rapper seems to be ready to challenge his long time compatriot, Trump, and the crypto universe is expectant. Similar to Brock, though, the FEC is yet to complete registration of Kanye West, and his name is yet to appear on the election candidates list. Bitcoin OG, John McAfee announced his run back in 2018 but has maintained that he isn't actually serious about becoming president.
— Aaron Arnold (@aarontarnold) July 5, 2020