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Blockchain trade group names Mick Mulvaney to board

Blockchain trade group names Mick Mulvaney to board
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The Chamber of Digital Commerce, a blockchain trade association, named Mick MulvaneyMick MulvaneyTrump says he may lower corporate tax rate to 20 percent if reelected Is Social Security safe from the courts? On The Money: House panel pulls Powell into partisan battles | New York considers hiking taxes on the rich | Treasury: Trump's payroll tax deferral won't hurt Social Security MORE, President TrumpDonald John TrumpJudge rules to not release Russia probe documents over Trump tweets Trump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo Obama to campaign for Biden in Florida MORE’s former acting chief of staff, to its board of advisers on Wednesday.

Mulvaney founded the Congressional Blockchain Caucus when he was in Congress from 2011 to 2017. He also previously was director of the Office of Management and Budget and acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. 

He left his chief of staff post at the White House in March and is now the U.S. special envoy for Northern Ireland.

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“The Chamber of Digital Commerce has long been a voice on Capitol Hill advocating for the adoption of blockchain technologies,” Mulvaney said in a statement. “I’m excited to join this passionate team of leaders on their mission to foster industry-beneficial policy and regulatory initiatives for the blockchain ecosystem.”

The Chamber of Digital Commerce’s membership includes Citi, Deloitte, Discover, Goldman Sachs, IBM, JPMorgan, KPMG, Microsoft, and Wells Fargo.

“As blockchain innovation and investment continues to drive policy decisions affecting the industry, diverse leadership with private and public-serving experience is needed to assure the future of blockchain in the United States,” Perianne Boring, founder and president of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, said in a statement.