Crypto for Congress Educational Initiative
Enables All Members of Congress to Interact with Blockchain Technology
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 5, 2020) – Today, all Members of the United States Congress will receive a campaign contribution in bitcoin as part of a groundbreaking initiative called “Crypto for Congress.” This milestone marks the first time every Member of Congress will have the opportunity to interact with and fully realize the potential of blockchain technology.
As with all technologies, the deepest form of learning happens when someone uses it for themselves. In addition to the $50 bitcoin contribution from the Chamber of Digital Commerce PAC, the Chamber of Digital Commerce is providing extensive public online educational training, a toolkit, and resources to Members across all parties to help them engage directly in the cryptocurrency ecosystem.
Crypto for Congress is a pivotal inflection point, akin to the time Members of Congress received their first email or sent their first Tweet. It will foster a deeper understanding of this technology’s vast potential, from enabling greater participation in the political process to revolutionizing every industry in our economy.
“Now is the moment for all Members of Congress to learn about and embrace cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, and the best way to do that is to set up a digital wallet and get started on the blockchain journey,” said Perianne Boring, Founder and President of the Chamber of Digital Commerce. “Many other nations like China, Japan, Singapore and Switzerland have rapidly embraced blockchain technology and created robust national plans to be global leaders in this area. The United States is falling behind in technological innovation and this is not a risk we should be willing to take,” she said.
The Crypto for Congress initiative is supported by members of the Congressional Blockchain Caucus including pro-cryptocurrency Representatives Darren Soto and Tom Emmer.
U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer said, “The lightbulb moment is now. Crypto for Congress brings an opportunity for our entire Congressional community to join this generational shift in finance and technology. By embracing the digital asset movement, we have an opportunity to take a significant step forward to ensure America’s leadership position in the future of the global economy.”
U.S. Rep. Darren Soto said, “As lawmakers, it’s our duty to ensure the United States leads in blockchain technology. Understanding how this technology works at a hands-on level is an important step we must take to promote innovation and maximize the potential of cryptocurrencies for the U.S. economy.”
Crypto for Congress is sponsored by a consortium of leading companies in the digital asset industry, including Anchorage, Armanino, BitPay, BlockFi, Bloq, CMT Digital, Circle, Civic, Core Scientific, eToro, Flipside Crypto, Hedera Hashgraph, Medici Ventures, Messari and Paxos.
About Crypto for Congress: Crypto for Congress is an educational initiative of the Chamber of Digital Commerce that seeks to provide Congressional candidates, regardless of party, a hands-on experience with blockchain technology. The purpose of Crypto for Congress is to raise awareness of and expand access to blockchain technology, while broadening participation in the political process. Visit www.cryptoforcongress.com to learn more.
About Chamber of Digital Commerce: The Chamber of Digital Commerce is the world’s leading trade association representing the digital asset and blockchain industry. It supports the operation of the Chamber of Digital Commerce PAC in accordance with federal law. Visit www.digitalchamber.org to learn more.
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