US presidential candidate Rick Perry supports regulatory breathing room for Bitcoin

Regulation | July 31, 2015 By:

US presidential candidate Rick Perry has stated he supports “regulatory breathing room” for digital currencies such as bitcoin.

The presidential candidate also elaborated on issues that could form the core of his fiscal policy. If he has such a progressive view on Bitcoin, it is expected that if he becomes president of the United States, cryptocurrencies won’t be hounded.

Perry roundly denounced perceived issues in the financial system and admitted that Wall Street should not be left off the hook for their bad behavior.

“Wall Street should not be left off the hook for their bad behavior … instead of them being punished, it was the average American who paid the tremendous price. The fact of the matter is, to be quite frank: we got screwed,” said Perry.

Perry announced his candidacy in June following a failed bid for the Republican nomination in 2012.