Congressman Madison Cawthorn has taken to Twitter to propose using cryptocurrencies as the new gold standard.
Why do we not use cryptocurrency as the new gold standard?— Rep. Madison Cawthorn (@RepCawthorn) September 30, 2021
The North Carolina Republican has joined other conservatives who have recently come out in support of cryptocurrencies.
On Wednesday, Josh Mandel, one of the leading Senate candidates for the state of Ohio, claimed that America had to “double down” on Bitcoin. Blake Masters, another Senate hopeful from Arizona, proposed adding the largest cryptocurrency to America’s strategic reserves.
The gold standard was discontinued by Nixon in 1971, which marked the start of the age of fiat money.
As reported by U.Today, former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya recently opined that Bitcoin had replaced gold.