U.S. Representative Jared Polis (D-Colorado) has been a fan of cryptocurrencies for a while. Now he’s running for governor and has been adding proposals about blockchain adoption and use to his political platform.
A growing number of political candidates in the United States are making issues concerning technology a key part of campaigns.
U.S. Representative Jared Polis (D-Colorado) is no different. He’s been a defender of cryptocurrencies from people both in and outside the halls of Congress.
Polis has supported regulation that would require federal employees to disclose virtual currency holdings, and fired back at Senator Joe Manchin in 2014 when the West Virginian called for a Bitcoin 00 ban.
Polis responded with calls for a satirical ban on the U.S. Dollar, using the opportunity to highlight some flaws with fiat money and several benefits of cryptocurrencies.
Polis won the Democratic gubernatorial nomination for Colorado last month, and is now setting his sights on becoming governor of the state. As part of his campaign platform, Polis has been highlighting the benefits of blockchain for Colorado companies, and has been releasing some proposals about how he plans to integrate the technology if he were to win.
Campaigning on Blockchain
A variety of Polis’ political positions and background has helped his campaign grab attention. He’s a supporter of Medicare for all, and would become the first openly gay man to become governor in the country if elected.
Polis has also touted his technological background as a strength for potential voters. Several start-ups of his were very successful during the dot-com boom days, and he mentioned in an interview how he was an early adopter into virtual currencies.
His official campaign website features a page for ‘Blockchain Policy,’ promising to explore the
Potential use of blockchain technology and works alongside the business community, policy experts, local communities, and Coloradans to build a robust economy for the future.
Blockchain for the Future
Recently, Polis published a couple of action steps he would take if