US Election Sees Crypto-Friendly Politicians Win Governor Races

The U.S. 2018 midterm elections saw crypto-friendly lawmakers securing governorships in three states, while maintaining two others. Three new governors and two incumbent are ranked as very crypto-friendly, according to data compiled by the Digital Asset Trade Association (DATA), a blockchain advocacy group. The organization sent surveys to most gubernatorial candidates, rating their blockchain-friendliness based on their responses. Perhaps unsurprisingly, these new governors include Jared Polis (of Colorado) and Gavin Newsom (of California), both have whom been vocal supporters of both cryptocurrencies and blockchain more broadly. Mark Gordon won his…