- #BitcoinForCongress campaign is in full effect as in just over 24 hours 200 books on Bitcoin has made their way to the members of congress
- The goal is to reach all 535 US legislators and educate them about Bitcoin
As part of ‘Bitcoin For Congress’ campaign, the crypto community has donated more than 200 books on Bitcoin to the Congress in just over 24 hours.
In just 24 hours, over 200 books have been donated to Congress! #BitcoinForCongress That is unbelievable! The goal of reaching all 535 US legislators is really possible! https://t.co/euyuc7x51r Books will start mailing out next week, will keep you updated. https://t.co/rpg2MuOHls
— The Bitcoin Rabbi (@thebitcoinrabbi) July 19, 2019
This campaign was started by enthusiast and the author of the children’s book “Bitcoin Money: A Tale of Bitville Discovering Good Money,” that goes by the moniker, The Bitcoin Rabbi on Twitter. His goal is to reach all 535 US legislators and educate them on the concept of Bitcoin.
On July 18, he took to Twitter to announce this campaign called ‘Bitcoin For Congress’ after the congressional hearings on Facebook Libra that extended to the cryptocurrency market.
1/4 BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: Based on this week’s congressional hearings, it is clear that the lawmakers in Washington need a lot more education about Bitcoin. That’s why I am launching #BitcoinForCongress https://t.co/euyuc7x51r
— The Bitcoin Rabbi (@thebitcoinrabbi) July 18, 2019
This week, US lawmakers grilled Facebook on its cryptocurrency project. Last week, Bitcoin took center stage when first the Fed Chairman Jerome Powell compared Bitcoin with gold calling it a store of value.
However, soon after the US President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary chimed in but the remarks weren’t as good as Powell’s, at least until you analyze it deeply like the cryptocurrency community.
While Trump tweeted that he is not a fan of Bitcoin and cryptos, adding that Bitcoin is not money, is highly volatile and based on thin air, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said they are a “national security issue.” Both are concerned about cryptos use in
“illicit activities like cyber crime, tax evasion, extortion, ransomware, illicit drugs, and human trafficking.”
“It is clear that the lawmakers in Washington need a lot more education about Bitcoin,” wrote The Bitcoin Rabbi.
Let’s Educate the Congress
Per this campaign, to participate, you have to pay $8 and The Bitcoin Rabbi will send a copy of “Bitcoin Money” to any congress member your choice on your behalf. The book will also involve a “respectful letter” to help explain Bitcoin. You can also order multiple books for multiple representatives.
As for why the children’s book, he says there are already great books and educators that have a “powerful effect” in DC, but they need a basic
“children’s level understanding of Bitcoin.”
“Lets flood Congress with Bitcoin education, one book at a time,” he added.