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Anti-Crypto Senator Requests Financial Assistance, But Receives Criticism from CEO of Coinbase

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  • Rerunning Senator Jon Tester of the United States, a co-sponsor of anti-crypto legislation, is having financial difficulties.
  • After requesting financial assistance on social media, the lawmaker has drawn criticism from the cryptocurrency community.
  • Tester’s position on cryptocurrencies is contested by Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong.

The well-known cryptocurrency skeptic and co-sponsor of anti-crypto legislation, U.S. Senator Jon Tester, is currently facing financial difficulties. However, asking for financial assistance on social media quickly received criticism from the cryptocurrency community.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren and Tester co-sponsored the Digital Asset Sanctions Compliance Enhancement Act, and Tester has been a prominent opponent of the cryptocurrency sector. He once made the audacious claim that cryptocurrencies “don’t pass the smell test” for him.

Tester noted that controlling digital assets can unintentionally give them popular legitimacy. He issued a warning:

The problem is that if we regulate it, it may give it the ability that people think it’s real.

Weirdly, Tim Sheehy, his more pro-crypto opponent in the next elections, has grown in popularity. The crypto community has been urged to support Sheehy and against Tester by industry leaders including Ryan Selkis, the creator of Messari.

Some people, including as financial analyst Zack Voell and Satoshi Roundtable presenter Bruce Fenton, were less receptive to Tester’s argument.

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With only $8,193 left to raise to meet their August online goal, the three-term senator is urging for funding in his bid for reelection. But Tester is in a bind because of his track record of stifling innovation in the cryptocurrency sector.

The discussion has been further exacerbated by Tester’s participation in the Senate Banking Committee, which is essential in crafting financial laws. The gap between Tester’s conventional financial beliefs and the quickly changing economy is highlighted by his appeal for financial assistance, despite his assertion that he will bring a “rural perspective” to preserve the interests of small banks and credit unions.CRYPTOCASTER® - DECENTRALIZED FREEDOM!


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