Rep. Davidson Sees Place for Blockchain in US Manufacturing Despite Congress’ Concerns
Helen Partz's original article for cointelegraph.com reduced by 43%
United States pro-crypto Congressman Warren Davidson has once again called for clear regulations of blockchain industry to maintain U.S. economic dominance. On Nov.
4, Davidson published a letter in the Wall Street Journal in response to an Oct. 24 report on automation in manufacturing. Rust-belt woes in the face of changing manufacturingThe report to which Davidson was responding focused on concerns that robots and artificial intelligence were taking jobs from U.S.
workers. Davidson's letter expressed similar concerns that Americans were letter fears in the face of blockchain innovation prematurely shut down the market. Davidson - who represents Ohio's 8th district and is a member of the congressional steel caucus - is optimistic that the improvements crypto technology can bring to manufacturing will outweigh the cons.
"From improving capital formation, supply chain logistics, reinventing shop floor operations, product identification and traceability, U.S. manufacturers could stand to harness the power of blockchain to unleash incredible innovation and manufacturing growth." While sharing some of his colleagues' skepticism about Facebook's proposed Libra project, Davidson claimed that he treats their fear of blockchain and crypto "Shortsighted." According to Davidson, by deterring initiatives in the industry, the U.S. government risks is "Surrendering global superiority and sacrificing improvements in quality of living" just in order to preserve the status quo.
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