Senator Cynthia ‘Crypto Queen’ Lummis: Lack of Laws Pushing Industry Overseas

When did you start thinking about crypto? Odds are you were later to the party than U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis, (R-Wyo.) who bought her first bitcoin way back in 2013. “I wish I would have bought a hundred,” she says now. “Instead, I think I bought three.”

Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY.) is a speaker at CoinDesk’s Consensus festival in April.

This is one reason she’s been dubbed the Senate’s “Crypto Queen.” Another is that last year she worked with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) to introduce the bipartisan “Responsible Financial Innovation Act,” aimed at creating a regulatory framework for the industry.

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