Bitcoin in high circles – Chamath Palihapitiya, CEO of the Social Capital investment fund, has accustomed us to his very positive statements on Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrencies. Today, this crypto-friendly billionaire announced his candidacy for Governor of California.
A pro-crypto at the head of California?
In the tweet below, the billionaire announces that he wants to replace Gavin Newsom, the current governor, and presents his new website for this upcoming election campaign .
According to Business Insider , the businessman reportedly said:
“Let’s make California the global center of all tech and climate jobs by shifting our incentives rather than sidelining them. “
The current governor pushed out before the hour?
Whoever said at the start of the year that Bitcoin could go to 100,000 or even 200,000 dollars also explains that the elections could take place before the scheduled date , normally set in 2022 .
Indeed, Governor Newsom is strongly contested . On the one hand, for his decisions on very restrictive health measures , in particular the containment and closure of restaurants ( except for his own , which caused a scandal ). On the other hand, for its very slow management of the anti-Covid vaccination .
Newsom is thus subject to a “recall” procedure , which calls for early elections . If it succeeds, and Chamath Palihapitiya succeeds, the latter could become the new big boss of California at the end of 2021 .