Ohio congressman Warren Davidson has proposed ‘WallCoin’ as a crowdfunding solution to President Donald Trump’s controversial proposed wall on the US-Mexico border.
During an interview with NPR, the Republican congressman revealed how a private funding program where “the American people, or whomever should choose to donate,” would be able to fund the wall’s construction.
He added: “You could do it with sort of like a crowdfunding site or you could do a blockchain and you could have WallCoins, but you could raise the money, and frankly if we get it right at the Treasury you could even pay with Mexican pesos.”
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Davidson did admit that funding would not be able to cover a wall across the entire border, asserting that some areas would be reinforced with a metal fence.
“There are areas that you would want to secure with a wall, and if you look at the areas where you have secured them with walls, $5 billion isn’t going to build a wall like the Great Wall of China – this is going to build secure fences,” he said.
Davidson is a prominent supporter of cryptocurrency. The 48-year-old held a round-table discussion with 80 representatives to discuss potential legislation for ICOs.