As President Donald Trump and his leading challenger, the Democrat Joe Biden, continue to claim victory in an exceptionally tight general election, the crypto community is on the lookout for its self-proclaimed champion Brock Pierce.
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Pierce is a former Hollywood actor who has since found fame in the crypto world, and is the chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation, a non-profit organization. He also leads Puerto Rico-based firm Gox Rising that aims to buy out creditor claims from the now-defunct Mt. Gox exchange.
He announced his independent candidacy for the United States presidency in July this year, and his Brock the Vote campaign has won endorsements from the likes of former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura, bitcoin (BTC) advocate Tim Draper and the crypto-keen pop star Akon.
Current AP election forecasts have independent “other candidates,” including Pierce, on 0.3% (or 348,609 votes) of total votes cast, behind Trump, Biden and leading third-party candidates Jo Jorgensen and the Green Party’s Howie Hawkins.
In the District of Columbia, which AP has called, Pierce has apparently won 0.2%, with 461 votes – a sixth-placed finish.
For some, the real contest to watch is between Pierce and another crypto-keen candidate.
On a recent episode of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, pop star and fellow presidential candidate Kanye West, the world-famous musician, stated that he had spoken to “bitcoin people” ahead of the election, stating,
“Jack Dorsey decentralized Twitter two months before it really hit because he was talking to the bitcoin guys.”
“I was talking to my man Fred and my boy Anthony [possibly Pompliano] about crypto and bitcoin yesterday just to be prepped for this conversation.”
Pierce has not been active on Twitter since some eight hours ago, and his team is yet to respond to a request for comment from Cryptonews.com.
Meanwhile, the former actor recently told Fox News,
“I’m in this for the long run. I’m running in 2024. I’m running the next four years all the way through. This is the beginning of that movement.”
He also stated that his goal was to build a “21st-century economy,” and said he hoped both his and West’s campaigns could “collectively deliver a message to the American people.”
There was better news for the crypto world from the United States Senate, where it appears a bitcoin bull has won the seat in the state of Wyoming.
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