Update: There has been significant shift in direction and Team at this company since this article was posted originally. Refer to their website for updates.
The growing team at the BitcoinLatina Foundation has grown bigger, gained more legitimacy, and seemingly become more powerful, with a number of politicians from across the US endorsing the project. Most prominent among them is Kelli Ward, Senate candidate from Arizona, who had unsuccessfully challenged John McCain for his senate seat in 2016. She is running again in 2018. In a blog post, John Gotts, CEO of BitcoinLatina Foundation, reproduced a statement from Ward where she personally endorsed Gotts’ “honesty, integrity, and accessibility”. She goes on to state “The innovative nature of this enterprise offers the possibility of improving the lives of millions of people in Latin America and around the globe. It may lead to economic growth and prosperity for many. It provides access to stable capital for millions who are currently unbanked.”
“BitcoinLatina could change the world” – Kelli Ward, US Senate Candidate from Arizona
Gotts also received words of praise and encouragement from Idaho State Senator and Candidate for Lt. Governor Marv Hagedorn. Hagedorn expressed hope that BitcoinLatina will be “A currency that will stabilize the regions where citizens flee for their safety will will significantly reduce the illegal border crossings into the U.S. Drug cartels will no longer be able to launder their illegally gained cash and Latin American citizens will have the stability in their governments to investigate their own resources of time and money into their own countries.”
“U.S. Drug cartels will no longer be able to launder their illegally gained cash” – State Sen. Marv Hagedorn (ID)
State Rep. Bill Rehm (New Mexico), while extolling Gotts’ business acumen, said he was excited to join the BitcoinLatina Foundation. Of Gotts, Rep. Rehm said “I have never questioned his honesty or integrity. All business transactions had no hidden costs.”.
“I am confident BitcoinLatina will increase business between the United States and Latin America” – State Rep. Bill Rehm (NM)
“We are looking forward to BitcoinLatina being successful” said State Rep. Sal Esquivel (Oregon) as he endorsed the project, while stating he has worked with Gotts “for over a decade through several projects”.
“This is a great opportunity for improving the economy of other nations and specifically trade between the US and Latin America” – State Rep. Sal Esquivel (OR)
State Rep. Lee Perry (Utah), again appreciating Gotts’ “innovative ideas, which are are always forward-thinking and beneficial to many people”, has promised to do what he can to “make this very worthy project a success”.
“I believe in their mission of lifting people up so that together we can end poverty and suffering” – State Rep. Lee Perry (UT)
Given the recent focus of regulators in the US and around the world on cryptocurrencies and blockchain in general, these very strong endorsements from some powerful politicians in the country should calm the fears of anyone who still had any doubts about the legitimacy of the BitcoinLatina project. One would expect that BitcoinLatina would need all the help it can get to achieve its significant goals of becoming the blockchain of Latin America.