With FinTech playing an increasing role in global affairs, it is perhaps not surprising that some governments and politicians are embracing innovations such as blockchain technology.
Just yesterday, CoinDesk reported Blockchain CEO Peter Smith was one of the 31 executives to participate in a trade delegation led by the UK’s Prime Minister David Cameron to promote FinTech businesses in Southeast Asia.
This, however, is not the first time bitcoin and politics have come face to face.
Here’s a list of some of the most high profile politicians to embrace bitcoin and blockchain technology to date.
1. Jared Polis
The US congressman first caught the attention of the digital currency community in March last year when he issued a satirical response to policy makers wanting to ban bitcoin.
In a move that would see him gain significant following among bitcoin enthusiasts, Polis argued that the US dollar should be banned, not the cryptocurrency.
During an interview with CoinDesk, he confirmed he would work to wade off the government’s potential attempts to skirt bitcoin growth whilst in Congress.
He added: “If there was an agency that reacted in an irrationally negative