EOS’ Block.one is Currently Working with a ‘Lobbying Firm’ to Work Out Blockchain Policy Advancements
Between Q1 and Q4 (2018), the total number of blockchain oriented lobbying projects across the globe increased from 12 to 33.
According to a number of US-based media outlets, more and more people in Washington DC are now becoming aware of blockchain technology and its immense financial potential.
Block.one — the company responsible for creating and overseeing the workings of the Eos (EOS) project — recently revealed to its investor base that it currently has as its client, a prominent lobbying firm called ‘Holland and Knight LLP’ (whose offices are located all over the globe).
- Regulatory practices/ government affairs
- Blockchain technology
On the subject of ‘specific lobbying issues’, it is being reported that Block.one has contributed more than USD $30k for a host of different lobbying related activities.
Other Key Specifics Mentioned in the Disclosure Form
As per the above-mentioned document, Scott Mason and Norma Krayem will serve as lobbyists for Block.one.
Prior to his work with Holland & Knight, Mason served as the Director of Congressional Relations for President Donald Trump. As part of his duties, he was required to “secure congressional endorsements” for the US President.
Since the start of 2018, it is estimated that the number of lobby groups working for various blockchain technology-based issues have nearly tripled.
Dina Ellis Rochkind — a well-known lobbyist within the USA — recently stated in an interview that more and more people within Washington DC were starting to warm towards the idea of blockchain technology with each passing day.
In closing out this piece, it should be pointed out that whenever we have a nascent technology in our hands, it is important that we muster a lot of mainstream support for it so as to help it grow in an optimal manner.