Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) just published an open letter titled "Manchin demands federal regulators ban bitcoin"!!!! Please call his office and *respectfully* ask him to reconsider 202-224-3954
Update: According to ABC's Rebecca Jarvis, the specific ban Senator Manchin is proposing would not affect Dogecoin, but in her opinion it would be "a future target" Senator Joe Manchin just published an open letter that you can read here. In it he says that "there is no doubt average American consumers stand to lose by transacting in Bitcoin." Contrary to what many people think, phone calls to members of Congress actually do have an impact, and I say that based on my conversations with congressional staff, public advocates, and employees at places like the EFF and ACLU. Please join me in calling his office and explaining that Bitcoin will benefit regular people. Also, 5,000 DOGE for the first person who can get his office on record as to whether or not he wants to ban dogecoin as well :) ** You can reach his office at 202-224-3954
Joe Manchin, the Senator from West Virginia who is trying to ban bitcoin, received over $28k in campaign contributions in 2012 (via opensecrets.org). JP Morgan talked about bitcoin with the WSJ on February 11th, 2014 saying that, "bitcoin looks like an innovation worth limiting exposure to.” Discuss
Senator Joe Manchin Wants to Ban Bitcoin--Change.org Petition is Live
https://www.change.org/petitions/manchin-joe-don-t-let-the-government-ban-bitcoin Senator, As you are undoubtedly aware, lawmakers and federal regulators demonstrated great foresight during the 1990s and early 2000s by taking a "wait and see" approach to the Internet, rather than strangling it in the cradle. The Internet is used for all sorts of sordid activity, but its usefulness dramatically outweighs its harm. We are on the cusp of another such revolution: this time a revolution in money. You are correct that bitcoins are used in many sordid and criminal activities. However, the #1 most widely used form of money used by criminals, drug dealers, and terrorists is still the U.S. Dollar. Should we ban that, too? So far, the only countries to have banned bitcoin are those with a history of autocratic rule--Russia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, and China. Do we really want to join that group? I urge you to take a wise approach to this newly emerging technology. I urge you to push for smart regulations to protect U.S. consumers and strangle criminals and money launderers--but not to throw the baby out with the bath water. What advantages does bitcoin offer? a) Free and seamless payment network. Eliminate billions of dollars in fees charged by banks and payment processors. Allow poor immigrant workers to send money overseas without paying exorbitant fees. b) Creates a payment system outside the control of "too big to fail" banks. Allows consumers a choice. c) Security and privacy. Credit card numbers and personal information are not stored and transmitted multiple times over vulnerable networks. Bitcoins are cryptographically secure and cannot be forged. Respectfully yours, Sincerely, [Your name] https://www.change.org/petitions/manchin-joe-don-t-let-the-government-ban-bitcoin
The replies to Senator Joe Manchin's tweet on Congress banning Bitcoin. Experts' help needed.
If you haven't seen the article yet, then good. Just read this title and save you some IQ points. Replies to @Sen_JoeManchin tweet "Click here to read the letter I have sent to federal regulators seeking a ban on Bitcoin: http://1.usa.gov/ODo1f6 "
After you ban #bitcoin, could you ban really hot, humid weather? It's really the most annoying weather.
Ban stars too. Those things are dangerous, always going supernova and stuff.
Why don't you ban gravity too. Good luck with that.
While you're at it you should also send a letter requesting a ban on Tide laundry detergent and cash for the same reasons.
As you can see this ban can be detrimental to both our standard of living and Bitcoins. Therefore it leaves me no choice but to seek assistance from the most prestigious group in our community--the trollbox. That list is offley small, and I am a true believer of emphasis by number. Fontas Pump? Ill keep adding to the list :) https://twitter.com/Sen_JoeManchin/status/438762073527705600
Manchin, the United States Treasury, and the Federal Reserve, wants Bitcoin banned because it's highly unstable and disruptive to their economy. US-Senator fordert Bitcoin-Verbot. Joe Manchin hat sich an die US-Notenbank und andere Bundesbehörden gewandt. Ihnen fehlt aber vermutlich die Berechtigung zu einem solchen Schritt. US Senator Joe Manchin wants Bitcoin Banned. *Please take a few minutes and write a message to him and tell him what you think of this idea (be polite!) . I did. I told him I would be donating to whoever runs against him if he tries to get bitcoin banned. And I will be.Dont let them take bitcoin ... In a letter sent to the Treasury, Federal Reserve and several financial regulatory agencies, senator Joe Manchin calls the bitcoin digital currency... Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has called for the U.S. to ban Bitcoin, and by extension all anonymous cryptocurrencies.. In an open letter addressed to U.S. regulators, obtained by Business Insider ...
Senator Joe Manchin Interview with Cenk Uygur on The Young Turks
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