|Place of birth||Schenectady, U.S.|
|Place of residence||New York. U.S.|
|Category||Law & Politics|
|Alma mater||Brown University, Colombia University|
|Known for||Running for U.S. president|
Andrew Yang is best known for his current campaign for the 2020 U.S. Presidential election. He is also the founder of Venture for America, a nonprofit focused on creating jobs in ailing American cities. Yang draws from his experience as an executive and advisor for multiple startups and his pragmatic “Make America Think Harder” (i.e., MATH) approach and concept for a universal basic income has made him a household name throughout North America.
Andrew Yang's 2019:
2019 was the year Yang emerged as a viable democratic nominee for president of the United States. Long an underdog candidate, Yang’s policies and approach to political discourse has connected to a growing support base.
He has also presented himself as the most crypto-conscious candidate in the race, appearing at Consensus 2019 to discuss the need for clearer regulations to support American businesses in the industry. He has also suggested the possibility of using blockchain-based voting systems for resilient, fraud-proof elections. This year also saw the launch of the Humanity Forward Fund, a Super PAC that has been accepting BTC donations via the Lightning Network.
What Cointelegraph expects for 2020:
While it is difficult to predict specific developments in Yang’s 2020, it is certain that this new year will define his political career moving forward. We expect a busy year campaigning and navigating the political gauntlet.