Democrat Presidential candidate Andrew Yang may not be leading the pack of contenders at this early stage in his party’s race for the nomination, but it isn’t for lack of vision and bold ideas. At the recent Consensus conference in New York, that vision took center stage as he suggested that a President Yang would work to ensure that blockchain becomes an important part of the country’s future.
According to Yang:
“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.”
Many of Yang’s proposals have been anything but politics-as-usual, as he’s attempted to carve out his own niche path to the Democrat nomination. In addition to advocating for a $1,000 a month universal basic income for all Americans, he’s also been a strong proponent of innovations like cryptocurrency and the blockchain.
His campaign recently released a statement on cryptocurrency regulation and is on record asserting that U.S. regulators owe it to the cryptocurrency community to provide better regulatory clarity instead of relying on only enforcement actions.
According to polling reports, Yang remains at around one percent in most polls. However, he recently confirmed that his campaign met the DNC debate qualification threshold, with more than 65,000 donors contributing to his campaign.