Yang pitches himself as crypto community's 2020 presidential pick
Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang. Photo: Steven Ferdman/Getty Images
Democratic 2020 hopeful Andrew Yang pitched himself as the top presidential pick for the crypto community at the Consensus conference in New York Wednesday.
What he's saying: "[B]lockchain needs to be a big part of our future," Yang said during a keynote address, according to Fortune. "If I'm in the White House, oh boy are we going to have some fun in terms of the crypto currency community."
The big picture: Yang has published a policy for a national framework on crypto-digital regulation and consumer protection, in which he calls for clear guidelines and tax rules. The former tech executive who founded Venture for America, a nonprofit young entrepreneur fellowship program, says he doesn't own any crypto currency.
- He told Bloomberg after the Consensus conference, "We just need to provide rules of the road. We need to figure out which agency is going to be interacting with individual currencies."