Andrew Yang, an American entrepreneur, and Democratic 2020 presidential candidate showered his support to blockchain technology at the Consensus conference in New York, stating that the nascent technology should be a big part of the United States’ future, as per a Bloomberg report on May 15.
Yang, a well-known entrepreneur for his progressive pro-universal basic income stance reportedly stated that:
“I believe that blockchain needs to be a big part of our future. If I’m in the White House, oh boy are we going to have some fun in terms of the crypto currency community.”
Yang, who is also a founder of Venture For America (VFA), a non-profit accelerator for start-ups for emerging cities, recently revealed that he crossed the Democratic National Committee’s threshold of 65,000 donors in order to participate in the first candidate debates.
We did it!!!! THANK YOU everyone who supported us to make it happen!!! ???? First stop debates next stop White House!!! pic.twitter.com/i5XXkotffH
— Andrew Yang? (@AndrewYang) March 12, 2019