During the interim gubernatorial elections in the United States, held today, 7 November, in the States of California and Colorado were won by the supporters of the cryptocurrency. The news was announced by the publication TrustNodes.
In California, the winner was a democratic politician Gavin Newsom, the current Lieutenant Governor of the state, which in 2004-2011 was the mayor of San Francisco. According to local newspaper the Sacramento Bee, the news brought cryptocurrency to the party political scene in 2014 when he became one of the first American politicians of the highest echelon that accepts political donations in bitcoin.
Among the sponsors of the newly-elected Californian Governor – Gemini Winklevoss. In 2017 they have donated to the campaign Newsom $116 800. Although the brothers are millionaires gave him, presumably in Fiat currency, the Governor also had a BitPay account, taking donations in bitcoins and the Bitcoin Cash.
In Colorado came to power, the other a Democrat, Jared Polis. Like Newsom, with the help of Bitpay, the politician accepts donations in bitcoins and the Bitcoin Cash. In addition, the website Policy relating to the election campaign, a whole page dedicated to his future policy in respect of blockchain technology. The Governor noted five areas of activity: protection of voters using the blockchain and strengthening infrastructure cybersecurity, implementation of the blockchain in the power grid in Colorado, as well as increasing the transparency of government contracts, expenditures and other bureaucracy through public distributed registry.
Also, the Policy intends to create a regulatory “sandbox” to attract the staff of the firm blockchain. According to him, they will be able to develop “apps that will save taxpayers’ money and create value for residents of Colorado.” To this end, the Policy proposes to “establish a tax haven designed to release cryptocurrency of the laws on remittances operating in the state.”
A politician is going to work on the “establishment of a legislation exempting “tokens open blockchain” or cryptocurrency that can be exchanged for goods and services”, from the burdensome requirements of existing laws on securities and currencies.
According to the materials of Coin Telegraph.