Crypto Council Names Darren Soto One of the Top Digital Currency Proponents in Congress – Florida Politics | Jewelry Dukan

A global alliance promoting innovation and cryptocurrency inclusion recognizes U.S. Rep. Darren Soto from Orlando as one of nearly 30 members of Congress working to lead America into a “vibrant digital future.”

That Crypto Council for Innovationlaunched in April 2021 to advocate for crypto-inclusive policies globally, held its inaugural Digital Future Awards event Tuesday in Washington.

29 members of Congress from both sides of the political aisle received awards. Soto was the only Florida member to be recognized.

“The Crypto Council recognizes members of Congress who are pioneers and leaders on a complex and nuanced set of issues,” said the Crypto Council CEO Sheila Waren said in a statement.

“It takes a comprehensive effort to create and secure the foundation for our digital future. A growth-oriented approach to regulation and public policy will help us deliver on the promise of digital assets for all, and we commend these leaders for their support and commitment.”

Soto is one of the most vocal cryptocurrency and blockchain technology advocates working in Congress today. Along with his Democratic US representative. Bill Foster of Illinois and Republican US Representatives. Tom Emmer and David Schweikerthe serves as co-chair of Congress Blockchain Caucus.

The Crypto Council also presented Emmer and Schweikert with Digital Future Awards.

Soto has also supported numerous suggestions about blockchain technologyincluding the Digital Taxonomy Act and the Blockchain Innovation Act, both of which were incorporated into the Consumer Safety Technology Act who cleared the house in 2020.

Shortly after the outbreak of the pandemic, he took over the spearhead an attempt to use a blockchain platform to streamline the distribution of stimulus funds. A bipartisan group of 10 other representatives joined Soto and signed a letter that Soto sent to the then Treasury Secretary Steve Munchin to this topic.

Later that year, his re-election campaign began accepting crypto donations through BitPay, a Bitcoin payments processor headquartered in Atlanta. Soto facing Republicans Scotty Moore in the parliamentary elections on November 8, still accepted such posts today.

Other elected leaders in Florida who support crypto are US representatives. Kat Cammack and Byron Donalds — who, in April, founded an a Central Florida Cryptocurrency Legislative Committee with Soto, State Sens. Randolph Bracy and Linda Stewart and state officials. Kamia Brown and Travaris McCurdy – as well as Miami-Dade County Commissioner Danielle Cohen HigginsTampa’s mayor Jane CastorMayor of Miami Franz Suarez.

governor Ron DeSantis also showed crypto. In May he has signed a law Definition of the term “virtual currency,” which, effective January 1, 2023, will overturn a 2019 court ruling preventing people who own bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies from selling them without a license.

Republican Representative from Miami Vance Aloupis supported the measure in the Florida House, where it passed unanimously. Republican Sen. Jason Brother von Sanford sponsored his Senate counterpart, who vacated the upper house of the legislature with only the Republican Senator from Panama City. Georgie Gainer vote “no”.

Other winners of the Digital Future Award this year were:

– Republican US Senator. Marsha Blackburn from Tennessee

– Democratic US Senator Cory Booker from New Jersey

– Republican US Senator. John Boozman from Arizona

– Republican US Senator. ted cruz from Texas

– Republican US Senator. Steve Daines from Montana

– Democratic US Senator Kirsten Gilbrand from New York

– Republican US Senator. Bill Hagerty from Tennessee

– Republican US Senator. Cynthia Lummis from Wyoming

– Democratic US Senator Kristen Sinema from Arizona

– Democratic US Senator John Thun from South Dakota

– Republican US Senator. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania

– Republican US Senator. Tommy Tuberville from Alabama

– Democratic US Senator Ron Wyden from Oregon

– US Democratic Rep. Jake Auchincloss from Massachusetts

– US Democratic Rep. Joyce Beatty from Ohio

– US Republican Rep. Ted Budd from North Carolina

– US Republican Rep. Warren Davidson from Ohio

– US Democratic Rep. Josh Gottheimer from New Jersey

– US Republican Rep. Brett Guthrie from Kentucky

– US Republican Rep. Bill Huizenga from Michigan

– US Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna from California

– US Democratic Rep. Doris Matsu from California

– US Republican Rep. Patrick McHenry from North Carolina

– US Republican Rep. GT Thompson of Pennsylvania

– US Democratic Rep. Richie Torres from New York

– US Democratic Rep. Maxine water from California

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