Kamala Harris, a pro Bitcoin VP in the US
Kamala Harris, a pro Bitcoin VP in the US

Kamala Harris, a pro Bitcoin VP in the US

By Eleonora Spagnolo - 12 Aug 2020

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Joe Biden has made his choice: Senator Kamala Harris will be his vice president if he is elected to lead the United States in the presidential election in November 2020. Kamala Harris has also a “link” to the world of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

Who is Kamala Harris

55 years old, she is the first African-American woman to be chosen as vice president. Joe Biden called her “a fearless fighter.” She has a past as a prosecutor and a present made up mainly of battles, primarily for African Americans and minorities. 

Now the Biden-Harris couple will have to be “consecrated” to the Democratic congress, then the race against Donald Trump and his deputy Mike Pence will officially begin.

What does Kamala Harris have to do with Bitcoin? 

Little or nothing really. It’s hard to trace any public statements by Kamala Harris that mention Bitcoin. But according to Decrypt, the newly elected VP candidate’s staff includes Ryan Montoya, former CTO of the Sacramento Kings

This is one of the first NBA teams in the sports world to have opened its doors to Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. Already in 2014, they accepted Bitcoin as a payment method. They also launched their own Bitcoin mining program and a blockchain-based reward system. 

At the beginning of the new year, however, they launched a blockchain-based auction platform to buy sport-related merchandise.

Who knows whether Ryan Montoya can exert his influence on Kamala Harris that will lead to favourable policies towards Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies should the Democrats win the election. 

The news of an Afro-American as Joe Biden’s VP was welcomed by another candidate for the US presidency who remained on the sidelines: Brock Pierce

The independent figure linked to the EOS blockchain has called for a debate with Biden and Harris. The same appeal was also made to Donald Trump and Deputy Pence.

In short, the US presidential elections are getting underway. In November there will be a vote to determine whether the US citizens still want Trump or whether they prefer to move on. And who knows whether it will be an electronic vote, perhaps based on blockchain.


Eleonora Spagnolo

Journalist passionate about the web and the digital world. She graduated with honours in Multimedia Publishing at the University La Sapienza in Rome and completed a master's degree in Web and Social Media Marketing.

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