Tulsi Gabbard: First US Congresswoman with Cryptocurrency
August 24, 2018
A recent development in the US regarding Cryptocurrency is doing the rounds in global political corridors. A Hawaii Representative, Tulsi Gabbard became the first political figure who revealed she is holding Cryptocurrency since December 2017. Surprisingly this Cryptocurrency is not the famous bitcoin but something else. The Name of the cryptocurrency is Ethereum which is ranked at Number 2 according to the market capitalization. We want to let you know that in last December the value of Litecoin(LTC) and Etherium(ETH) surged immensely. In fact, every single Altcoin witnessed a sharp increase when Bitcoin crossed an all-time high of 19,000 USD.
Recently the US Office of Govt Ethics formally made a compulsion for federal employees to reveal their cryptocurrency assets. The body warned that it perceives that virtual coins are encountering an outpouring being used and get to. The Representatives with such digital currencies are progressively looking for direction from their public authorities concerning their monetary revelation detailing commitments.
What is Ethereum(ETH)?
Ethereum(also known as Ether) was anticipated at the end of the year 2013 by Mr. Vitalik Buterin, a digital currency enthusiast, and software engineer by profession. The expansion was subsidized by an online crowd sale campaign that took place in mid of the year 2014 and ever since it’s on rising.
The Ethereum platform went live in July 2015. The Current market cap of Ether in August 2018 stood at almost USD 29 Billion. The circulation supply stands at more than 100 Million Coins. This cryptocurrency doesn’t have any upper cap in circulation, unlike the Bitcoin, poising it as the future Giant.
Ether is a blockchain based cryptographic currency which enables developers to build and deploy decentralized applications for financial and other needs. Ether can be exchanged amongst accounts and used to recompense member mining nodes. “Gas”, an inside exchange valuing component, is utilized to relieve spam and distribute assets on the system.
Who is Tulsi Gabbard?
Tulsi Gabbard is 47 years old American legislator of the Democratic Party filling in as the USA. Elected in 2012, she is the first Samoan American and the principal Hindu member of the US Congress. At an age of 21, she turned into the youngest female member to be chosen to a U.S. state lawmaking body at the time.
Not the Only One
If Coin Dance reports to believed then the US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is not the only public figure in the US dealing in Cryptocurrencies. At least eight more well-known political ikons currently accepting Bitcoin or other digital currencies for their campaigns. Colorado’s representative Jared Polis and Senator Rand Paul too created headlines in the past with their involvement in the blockchain based currencies.