News has been leaking that legendary Bitcoin whale Brock Pierce is making a run for the US presidency in 2020, according to numerous reports. Pierce is basing his campaign around the digitization of the distribution of stimulus checks granted to American citizens as a result of the CARES Act.
He announced his candidacy for President of the United States, running as an Independent in the November 3, 2020, Presidential election, according to a press release issued July 4, 2020.
“I've spent my life creating great things from nothing and I can help others do the same,” Pierce said. “Entrepreneurs are essential to the rebuilding of this nation that we love, and I'm running in this race because I know that together we can help build a pathway towards the rebirth of The America we love so much.”
Pierce, born and raised in Minnesota, was a child actor who became an entrepreneur at a very early age, then later became a well-recognized figure in technology and innovation. A staunch supporter of entrepreneurs and small businesses, he says he understands what it takes to build a business from the ground up and is campaigning on a vision for a brighter future for Americans after the challenges of 2020 by supporting small businesses and implementing 21st-century technology practices that will enable Americans to lead more prosperous lives. From supporting mental health initiatives to supporting grassroots efforts to protect the environment — He leads his campaign with MAKE EVERY VOICE COUNT.
Today Brock Pierce is a well-known job creator, entrepreneur and philanthropist with a proven track record of founding disruptive businesses. He's been credited with pioneering the market for digital currency and has raised more than $5 billion for companies he has founded.
Pierce is known as one of the leaders of digital currency and is a recognized thought leader in the world of blockchain, gaming and media.
Upon moving to Puerto Rico in 2017, Pierce immediately prioritized philanthropy after seeing the devastation Hurricane Maria left behind. He later led The Integro Foundation, a Puerto Rico based not-for-profit organization, which provides philanthropic resources to Puerto Rico, Caribbean Islands, and the and the indigenous people of the Americas. Integro’s programs are designed to revive areas in critical need, empower humans, promote sustainability and provide the needed resources in order to thrive. Integro provides urgent relief during times of crisis, working with vetted local charities, organizations and government agencies to deploy resources efficiently, with fully accountable donations.
Pierce is a frequent public speaker and has spoken at Singularity University, Milken Global Conference, Mobile World Congress, Wired, INK, Stanford University, USC, and UCLA.
He has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, Forbes, The London Times, Fortune, Wired, and Rolling Stone.
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