On Tuesday (May 24), Charles Hoskinson, who is Co-Founder and CEO of IO Global (aka “IOG”, formerly known as “IOHK”), the company responsible for Cardano’s research and development, credited Davos 22 for inadvertently promoting blockchain technology and cryptocurrency.
Hoskinson was referring to concerns raised by some prominent members of the crypto community — such as Chinese-Canadian Bitcoin entrepreneur Samson Mow, who announced on April 8 that his new startup JAN3 is working on nation-state Bitcoin adoption (starting with El Salvador) — about certain comments made by speakers at Davos 2022, i.e. this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
For instance, Australia’s eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant, talked about “recalibration” of certain human rights, such as “free speech”, while speaking on Monday (May 23) as part of a panel titled “Ushering in a Safer Digital Future”.
Recalibration of human rights is Davos speak for “you'll have no rights and be happy”. Thanks Davos for being a walking cryptocurrency and blockchain advertisement https://t.co/aIlBplSIzG
The IOG CEO also mentioned yesterday that he was attending the DC Blockchain Summit in Washington, DC. This is “a one-day, premiere gathering of the most influential people who are focused on public policy action for digital asset and blockchain innovations.”
I'm a pilgrim in an unholy land 🙂 Here in DC at the DC Blockchain Summit 2022. Engaging with regulators and think tanks to see how we can move forward as an industry pic.twitter.com/ve4wYQJbK5
One thing at DC Blockchain Summit 2022 that seems to have impressed Hoskinson is an upcoming crypto oversight bill currently being developed by U.S. Senators Lumis and Gillibrand.
Senators Lumis and Gillibrand speaking on their upcoming in June bill. It's the most comprehensive bill proposed on cryptocurrencies. pic.twitter.com/JzShMSsC2P
As CoinDesk reported yesterday, “Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), who are both speaking at Consensus 2022 in June, have been at work for months on the bipartisan legislation, which they said they expect to make public in June – an unveiling that has slipped later and later over recent months.”
“We are truly committed to creating the type of baseline and framework legislation that will allow this industry to grow, allow it to flourish. The best thing we can do for all these businesses is to bring clarity.“
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