Congressman Madison Cawthorn has taken to Twitter to propose using cryptocurrencies as the new gold standard.
Why do we not use cryptocurrency as the new gold standard?
— Rep. Madison Cawthorn (@RepCawthorn) September 30, 2021
The North Carolina Republican has joined other conservatives who have recently come out in support of cryptocurrencies.
On Wednesday, Josh Mandel, one of the leading candidates for the state of Ohio, claimed that America had to “double down” on Bitcoin. Blake Masters, another Senate hopeful from Arizona, proposed adding the largest cryptocurrency to America’s strategic reserves.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz recently accused Democrats of trying to “destroy” cryptocurrencies without understanding them. As reported by U.Today, one of the most influential Republicans voiced his opposition to nominating crypto skeptic Saule Omarova as the next Comptroller of the Currency this week.
The gold standard was discontinued by Nixon in 1973, which marked the start of the age of fiat money.
As reported by U.Today, former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya recently opined that Bitcoin had replaced gold.