Former White House Chief of Staff Joins Blockchain Advocacy Group

The Chamber of Digital Commerce, a blockchain advocacy group announced Wednesday that Mick Mulvaney has joined the group board of advisors. The Chamber is also adding Goldman Sachs, SDX, and Visa to its Executive Committee. 

September 23, 2020 | AtoZ MarketsFormer Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney has joined blockchain advocacy group The Chamber of Digital Commerce. According to the press release, finance giants Visa, Goldman Sachs, and Six Digital Exchange (SDX) have joined the group as executive committee members.

About Mick Mulvaney

Mulvaney served as the acting White House chief of staff between December 2018 and March 2020 and is a former member of the US House of Representatives. Notably, Mulvaney co-founded the Congressional Blockchain Caucus when he represented the state of South Carolina.

“His experience as a legislator is very valuable because he can help us navigate Congress, which is a very complicated organism to work with,” said the group’s founder Perianne Boring in the announcement, adding that Mulvaney would bring regulators’ point of view to the table.

At the moment, Mulvaney serves as the special envoy to Northern Ireland after Trump dismissed him in March of this year.

“I believe U.S. advancement of blockchain development and policy is crucial to our continued success as a global leader in technological evolution,” he said, in the announcement.

Mulvaney joins other leaders in Chamber of Digital Commerce

Apart from Mulvaney, other popular industry figures such as Chris Giancarlo, the former chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and Blythe Masters, former JPMorgan head of global commodities have joined the group in the past.

The Chamber of Digital Commerce is the world’s leading trade association that represents the digital asset and blockchain industry. As we know, blockchain technology offers immense opportunities for business, government, and scalability and transparency.

As a result, the group has partnered with more than 200 member organizations, to educate, advocate, and work closely with policymakers, regulators, and industry to create a more inclusive business environment that will incentivize innovation and investment in blockchain technology.

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