President Trump seems to be very interested in the potential of blockchain technologies and the advantages of utilizing cryptocurrencies for the economy of the country. Yesterday, through Twitter, he addressed the nation announcing the appointment of Mick Mulvaney as the new acting chief of Staff of the White House.
Mulvaney is now included among the politicians with pro-Bitcoin orientations to whom Mr. Trump has given important political responsibilities within his cabinet.
President Trump tweeted that: “I am pleased to announce that Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management & Budget, will be named Acting White House Chief of Staff, replacing General John Kelly, who has served our Country with distinction. Mick has done an outstanding job while in the Administration.”
Mulvaney replacing John Kelly refreshes a bit the way of doing politics inside the White House. Kelly’s conservative vision contrasts somewhat with Mulvaney, who on several occasions has expressed his enthusiasm for the use of Bitcoin and other Blockchain technologies.
CNN revealed that, Mr. Mulvaney will have two parallel positions: One, he will remain as the director of the Office of Management and Budget while assuming these new responsibilities in an “acting role.”
Previously, Trump included Elad Roisman and Hester Peirce as members of the SEC, a move clearly aimed at modifying some positions within the SEC. Both are well-known crypto supporters and have defended the potential of blockchain technologies as mechanisms to boost the national economy.
Mulvaney, just like Roisman and Peirce, played an vital role in the promotion of blockchain technologies by creating the Congressional Blockchain Caucus, an organization focused at promoting the study of blockchain technologies within the Congress, in a bid to develop a series of legal instruments adapted to this field.