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Report: Congressman Jared Polis vows to protect bitcoin

Posted on 23rd June, 2014

When it comes to political advocates for bitcoin, U.S. Congressman Jared Polis is at the front of the pack. As a member of the House of Representatives, Polis might not have the policy sway of a senator, but he has already proven that he’s willing to use what influence he has to keep bitcoin from […]

More bitcoin lobbyists in DC? Falcon Global Capital takes aim at Congress

Posted on 25th May, 2014

On Friday, DC-based news outlet The Hill reported that Falcon Global Capital (FGC) had filed lobbying registration paperwork. According to the filing, the firm plans for FGC founder and managing director Brett Stapper to act as the key lobbyist, focusing on issues related to “crypto-graphic based currency markets.” No other organizations are named in the […]

Sen. Joe Manchin backs off his “ban bitcoin” stance

Posted on 27th March, 2014

One month to the day after he sent a highly controversial letter to the Treasury, Federal Reserve and other related financial agencies calling for the outright ban of bitcoin, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin appears to have dramatically softened his stance. Speaking with the Washington Post, Manchin said the boom in private investment and regulatory […]

Congressman mockingly calls for ban of U.S. dollar after proposed Bitcoin ban

Posted on 5th March, 2014

Last week, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV.) wrote a letter to the Treasury, Federal Reserve and other related financial agencies warning of the dangers of Bitcoin and proposing a ban on virtual currencies. Today, Representative Jared Polis (D-CO) published his own letter in response, warning of the dangers of physical bills of U.S. dollars. The tongue-in-cheek […]