American politician Cynthia Lammis was recently elected to the US Senate and thus became the first member the upper house of Congress, which publicly announcedtheir assets in bitcoin. Lammis was interviewed by ABC News, during which she confirmed that she "hopes to bring the Bitcoin discussion to the national level."
“I am a former state treasurer and have investedlong-term assets of the state, so I have always looked for a good store of value, and bitcoin fits this definition. Our own currency is subject to inflation, bitcoin is not. 21 million bitcoins will be mined and that's it, this is a limited emission. Therefore, I am confident that he will become an important player as a store of value over time. "Lummis said.
At the same time, the arguments of the presenter ABC News that bitcoin can be used for money laundering and tax evasion, she chose not to comment.
Lammis first acquired cryptocurrency in 2013at a rate of about $ 300, being the state treasurer. The state of Wyoming, from which she was elected to the Senate, has recently taken various measures to more orderly regulation of cryptocurrencies, officially legalized investment and ownership of bitcoin, and recently issued a banking license to the Kraken exchange.
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