In general, governments don’t like anything that interferes with their ability to control monetary policy, track transactions, and control assets, but a few crypto-currency-friendly politicians are rising to power. This is inevitable as a new generation of more tech-savvy politicians takes over from the Luddites holding the US Congress and other governments hostage to their ignorance.
Jared Polis is the new Governor-elect of Colorado. In addition to being the first openly-gay state governor in US history, Polis is also knowledgeable about and even a fan of Bitcoin. This bodes a new era of more-informed government policy where crypto-currency is concerned, and the markets reacted accordingly.