Procrypto Candidates?

Is there a database for USA political candidates which are procrypto?
I would like to know if there is anyone I can vote for that would be helpful to our community.
Much thanks.

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Totally personal opinion, but:

I don’t think anyone should vote based on a single issue like that.

Especially not in the current state of the world.

(Only exception would maybe be the single issue of climate change. Thankfully, there are no fascists with a believable climate platform. That would be a tough moral conflict.)

Even far less skeptical people than me describe crypto currencies as a tool that can be used for good and bad (I remember a video of Charles himself stating that). If that is the case, it doesn’t make any sense to vote for a bad person just because they allegedly support your favourite tool/toy.

On the contrary, I would say that you have to vote for the non-fascist candidate even if they are anti-crypto to the point that they want to completely ban it. You can still discuss that point after society is saved.

Thanks @HeptaSean,
Those would be great comments in a climate change forum and in a non-fascist forum.
I think your opinions would be welcome here in this forum too, but I think you should start your own thread if you want to share your political opinions.

If you just want to change the subject and divert attention from the question I asked then you have placed your comments well.

Please, I would like to know in this cryptocurrency forum if there is a database of political candidates that support pro-cryptocurrency legislation.

Also please, I would like to extend the question to a database of candidates who oppose central bank digital currency.

Much thanks to anyone that can help

@johnshearing I started keeping a file a couple of years ago── alongside bookmarks to reports of constant government efforts to destroy permissionless cryptocurrencies all over the world── for those politicians & political organisations who were working for DEregulation.

The latter file is tiny compared to the former so I hope this smaller subset of USA related articles will give you some starting points for your enquiries… USA pols working on issues across state lines will often announce these partnerships on their own web sites, and a quick email to their contact addresses could turn up such a policy centred database which you could post here before the midterm elections:

Lastly (because it’s such common knowledge) there is Cynthia Lummis who I would always look to first about any country-wide coordinated effort to support crypto positive legislation in USA elections :cowboy_hat_face:

Going from memory I do recall Ted Cruz and Ron DeSantis both made strongly non-authoritarian statements about crypto… but I don’t have any references for these. This is a great topic and I really hope to see it developed in the next few days, while it really matters :heart_eyes::us:

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Much thanks @COSDpool

From the information you provided I can start two lists.
A pro-crypto and and anti-crypto.
If no database already exists then I would like to make a list of pro and anti-crypto candidates with links to the articles to support the assertion.
So interested forum members, please donate your article links here.
Also please donate links to databases or lists of pro and anti-crypto politicians.

Eventually this list should be given database functionality so that candidates can be sorted and grouped by location, articles, legislation and so on.

Congressional Blockchain Caucus’ co-chairs Reps. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.), Bill Foster (D-Ill.), Tom Emmer (R-Minn.) and Darren Soto (D-Fla.).

Congressman Warren Davidson (R-OH)

Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) and Republicans in general

Sen Cynthia Lummis - Republican
Kirsten Gillibrand - Democrat

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

I will turn this information into a list with links to articles and return here with a link to that list.
Please donate information about pro and anti-crypto candidates in this tread
Much thanks

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crypto industry veteran running as congress candidate in New York:

well-known conservative not frequently involved with crypto but making a strong statement here WRT conservative constituency in Arizona:

Ted Cruz “wants Texas to be the oasis on planet Earth for bitcoin and crypto” :cowboy_hat_face:

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I am realizing that I should just list candidates by location and provide articles so that each reader can evaluate their local candidates for themselves. It also occurs to me that some candidates may be on a spectrum.

Also, just having a cryptocurrency background is not enough to conclude that a candidate is pro-crypto.
The new English prime minister has been pro-crypto in the past but seems now entirely devoted to central bank digital currencies now that he is in a position of power. These are of course the opposite of cryptocurrencies because these are government controlled rather than controlled by the individual citizens who hold the private keys. So I will need to make a separate part of the list to provide information for positions taken on CDBCs.

Finally, it occurs to me that each source must be checked for reliability before being accepted into the list. This evaluation will be unavoidably subjective so eventually when a database is created there might be some kind of ranking system for users to have a say about the reliability of the source articles

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With regard to the article ranking system, wouldn’t it be fun to verify with a Cardano wallet signature so that it is more likely that voters are actually members of the community and not bots or trolls?

So here is a short list I compiled from the info provided by @COSDpool.
Just playing around to explore helpful ways to present the data.

And it seems that Coinbase users have a tool for rating candidates.

Also, the Crypto Action Network compiled this list
This is very extensive and anyone can access it.

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This is the best list I have found so far.

Actually, It is not a list, rather it is a database which can be sorted and filtered.
It is presented like a school report card.

Don’t be fooled. Anyone with less than a B is just being a politician - No commitment but just waiting to see which way the wind blows.

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thanks @johnshearing for staying on this one until having something we call can use (even outside the USA… since American political models can be “infectious” so to speak) :sunglasses:

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Great presentation by Charles today about decentralizing Twitter.
Among so many other use cases the plans would enable is a framework for the decentralized rating of politicians with respect to any subject including their stance on cryptocurrency.