Ryan Selkis, the founder of Messari, a cryptocurrency research firm, has declared his candidacy for the United States Senate in 2024.
After learning that one of the presenters at Messari’s Mainnet conference, whose identity could not be confirmed, had been served with a subpoena by the SEC, the entrepreneur made the statement on Twitter.
This is one of the first serious political campaigns in the United States by a crypto entrepreneur.
This speaker was stated by the media to be Do Kwon, the founder of a Cosmos protocol, but this could not be confirmed.
Apart from the late John McAfee, Selkis is one of the first bitcoin entrepreneurs to launch a political run to change the way authorities treat cryptocurrency companies and decentralised protocols.
INNER POLITICS TO SHUT DOWN CRYPTOS
Selkis’ opinions, on the other hand, are not hidden. He’s long been outspoken about his dissatisfaction with the way regulations, in his opinion, are harming bitcoin startups in the country and suffocating innovation.
While some interpreted Selkis’ tweet as a hasty appraisal of the situation and a joke, Selkis clarified these concerns in a recent interview. When asked about a bid for the Senate, he doubled down on his wager, saying:
In a series of tweets, he addressed that the politics behind regulations of digital currencies and politicians who want to learn crypto are trying to shut it down.
Selkis believes the government wields a hammer and sees every cryptocurrency initiative as a nail that needs to be crushed. Several cryptocurrency insiders expressed approval for Selkis’ no-nonsense speech on social media, praising the direction and goal.
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