Congress letter to encourage the Treasury to utilize blockchain and DLT
Gesara.news » News » Congress letter to encourage the Treasury to utilize blockchain and DLTNews Date: May 5, 2020
Eleven members of Congress are calling on the U.S. Treasury Department to look at new technologies, including blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT), to help streamline how cash and supplies are distributed under a federal law trying to boost the economy during the COVID-19 crisis.
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The statement comes after Bank of Russia proposed a wide-ranging ban on the use of cryptocurrencies, and their trading and mining.
According to a report by the Central Bank of Russia, the nation's central bank gold holdings surpassed its dollar reserves for the first time in its history, with gold making up 23% of total reserves as of the end of June and dollar assets dropping to 22%.
At one point in his statement, Trump says "Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun. In the months ahead I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people. There has never been anything like it!"
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I want to first thank my team of dedicated lawyers and others for their tireless work upholding justice and defending truth.
My deepest thanks as well to all of the United States Senators and Members of Congress who stood proudly for the Constitution we all revere and for the sacred legal principles at the heart of our country.
Our cherished Constitutional Republic was founded on the impartial rule of law, the indispensable safeguard for our liberties, our rights and our freedoms.
It is a sad commentary on our times that one political party in America is given a free pass to denigrate the rule of law, defame law enforcement, cheer mobs, excuse rioters, and transform justice into a tool of political vengeance, and persecute, blacklist, cancel and suppress all people and viewpoints with whom or which they disagree. I always have, and always will, be a champion for the unwavering rule of law, the heroes of law enforcement, and the right of Americans to peacefully and honorably debate the issues of the day without malice and without hate.
This has been yet another phase of the greatest witch hunt in the history of our Country. No president has ever gone through anything like it, and it continues because our opponents cannot forget the almost 75 million people, the highest number ever for a sitting president, who voted for us just a few short months ago.
I also want to convey my gratitude to the millions of decent, hardworking, law-abiding, God-and-Country loving citizens who have bravely supported these important principles in these very difficult and challenging times.
Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun. In the months ahead I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people. There has never been anything like it!
We have so much work ahead of us, and soon we will emerge with a vision for a bright, radiant, and limitless American future.
Together there is nothing we cannot accomplish.
We remain one People, one family, and one glorious nation under God, and it is our responsibility to preserve this magnificent inheritance for our children and for generations of Americans to come.
May God bless all of you, and may God forever bless the United States of America.
The whitepaper underscores the significance of financial services access for global financial inclusion, particularly in developing economies.
Despite advancements in digital payments, cash remains prevalent in emerging economies. Many unbanked adults still receive government and private-sector payments in cash, impacting financial inclusion.
It emphasizes digital payments as a pivotal entry point to formal economic participation. Despite the persistence of cash usage, transitioning to digital payments can encourage broader use of financial services.
The paper delves into the hurdles of cross-border payments and highlights blockchain's potential to address these challenges. It showcases blockchain's role in enabling secure, cost-effective transactions.
Additionally, it presents various applications of blockchain, such as facilitating cash-to-digital asset conversions, safeguarding against currency devaluation, and supporting humanitarian aid distribution.
While recognizing blockchain's promise for financial inclusion, the document emphasizes the necessity of balancing innovation with consumer protection, privacy, and financial education to ensure the creation of inclusive and secure financial systems.
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