October 29, 2020

Digital Chamber Adds Mulvaney to Board of Advisors; Visa, Goldman Join Executive Committee

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows (right) listens to his predecessor, Special Envoy for Northern Ireland Mick Mulvaney, as U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister of Ireland Leo Varadkar talk to journalists in the Oval Office at the White House March 12, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The Chamber of Digital Commerce, a blockchain advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., announced Wednesday that former acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney has joined the group’s board of advisors.

In a press statement emailed to CoinDesk, the blockchain advocacy group also said Visa, Goldman Sachs and Six Digital Exchange (SDX) have joined the group as executive committee members. 

  • In the statement, the advocacy group’s founder, Perianne Boring, said that diverse leadership with experience in both the public and private sectors was needed to assure the future of blockchain technology in the United States.
  • Mulvaney, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, served as the acting White House chief of staff between December 2018 and March 2020. He was later appointed as the U.S. Special Envoy for Northern Ireland in May. 
  • “His experience as a legislator is very very valuable because he can help us navigate Congress, which is a very complicated organism to work with,” said Boring, speaking of Mulvaney. She also said that having served as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Mulvaney would also help the chamber understand how regulators could be looking at such technology.
  • “I believe U.S. advancement of blockchain development and policy is crucial to our continued success as a global leader in technological evolution,” Mulvaney said in the statement.

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