Alex Gladstein, the Chief Strategy Officer of the Human Rights Foundation, recently discussed the potential of Bitcoin to symbolize the values of the United States of America as outlined in the Declaration of Independence, such as free speech, property rights and open capital markets. He believes that Bitcoin could thrive in democracies, while totalitarian countries like China and Russia would have a hard time adapting to the cryptocurrency. Gladstein also expressed his disappointment with the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) recent crackdown on the industry and warned people to avoid El Salvador as a future destination.
Francis Suarez, the mayor of Miami, is another advocate of Bitcoin and believes that it has the potential to liberate people and peacefully eradicate communism on the planet. He is the first American politician to receive his salary in Bitcoin, and he has been doing so ever since. Under his rule, Miami has become a blockchain hub, furthering its reputation as a financial center. Suarez believes that Bitcoin has the power to democratize people’s choices and make them more independent.