The 2020 U.S. presidential election will shape crypto policy for the next four years – even if no one’s actually pitching crypto-specific positions.
While presidential candidates aren’t campaigning on their blockchain savvy – and, indeed, have barely mentioned cryptocurrency – the individuals they appoint to lead and serve in federal agencies, will shape the agenda on issues ranging from central bank digital currencies to the legal status of various tokens.
The election is important, said Kristin Smith, executive director of the Blockchain Association, an industry lobbyist group. “We have major regulatory issues, major legislative issues [and] the people who are going to be in place will play an outsize role in that.”
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