With the formation of his new Forward Party, Andrew Yang, a former presidential and New York City mayoral candidate, is going forward. The Forward Party will benefit from the NFT sale proceeds. To make the Forward Party more of a ‘crypto party,’ Yang has entered the crypto arena.
Yang’s NFT Play
He’s disclosed an NFT partnership with decentralization initiative Bankless DAO to help finance his third party, which aims to “repair the dysfunctional duopoly” in the United States’ political system. When Yang spoke on the Bankless podcast with Ryan Adams and David Hoffman on October 18, he said he wanted to “make the Forward Party the crypto party.” Yang believes the two movements are closely related.
When it comes to lawmakers, Yang wants to show that crypto groups are a force for development and innovation, as well as a major employer.
Aside from helping the political system, Yang said that he wants to assist it improve and modernize. Bankless selected the most cryptographic of ways to commemorate the event.
Who is Andrew Yang?
There was a brief period when Andrew Yang was a serious contender for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. However, his support for a universal basic income (UBI) has thrust this obscure issue to the forefront of current policy discussions about how to best assist Americans who have been left behind by technological and economic change.
The new book by the 46-year-old entrepreneur, who previously ran for mayor of New York City but lost, is now available. ‘Forward’ is a biography and manifesto in one.
It lays forth the ideas and policies that he believes are necessary to turn America back into a country of opportunity. He’s also started the Forward Party, which declares in its goal statement that it’s neither left nor right.
Yang, a native New Yorker, is the son of Taiwanese immigrants. He is a graduate of Brown University and the University of Columbia’s School of Legal Studies. Yang has risen to prominence as a potential presidential contender for the Democratic Party in the year 2020.
As a reaction to the loss of jobs due to technology, his hallmark program was a $1,000-per-month universal basic income (UBI). Through his campaign and advocacy, Yang has been credited with popularizing the concept of a universal basic income.