Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton Pledges Support for Blockchain
US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has announced she will support blockchain applications as part of her planned tech platform.
Presumptive US presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has thrown her support behind blockchain tech applications in the public sector.
The Clinton campaign stated:
The Clinton campaign also indicated that the presumptive Democratic nominee will, if elected, push for reduced regulatory barriers for startups and entrepreneurs.
"Hillary will challenge state and local governments to identify, review and reform legal and regulatory obligations that protect legacy incumbents against new innovators," the campaign said.
The comments make Clinton the latest major US political candidate to offer support for blockchain technology and its surrounding industry.
In April 2015, then-Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul announced he would accept bitcoin as payment for donations, a decision that was soon followed by former Texas Governor and presidential hopeful Rick Perry.
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