Adelle Nazarian and the American Blockchain PAC are in Washington, D.C. fighting for your right to buy and sell HODL crypto.
Adele Nazarian is the top employee at American Blockchain PAC, where she serves as its CEO. But she has a long story to tell about her life before crypto, from her Persian roots to her career in journalism.
Nazarian, who worked as a freelance journalist after holding positions at major media outlets including Fox News and CNN, said her work contributed to her disillusionment with the media. “Working in journalism was really eye-opening for me because I witnessed how divisive and activist-oriented it is,” she said in an interview with Cointelegraph.
She said her desire to work in a role that contributes to improving people’s lives was one of the driving factors that led her to become a member of the US Blockchain PAC in 2021, saying: “I saw Bitcoin as one way to provide an opportunity for people everywhere in the world to lift themselves up in the world. life.”
1) Your family fled Iran before the Iranian Revolution, but you have never visited. Do you speak Persian? Tell us more about your background.
My parents were born in Tehran, Iran and immigrated to the United States when they were young. My father was 15 and my mother was 12. I grew up speaking Persian and English. (I also speak Mandarin Chinese and French). Visiting Iran one day in the future is one of my dreams. I love visiting many parts of the country, especially Isfahan, where my maternal grandparents were born and raised. I am proud to come from such a rich, diverse and beautiful cultural background.
My mother is a housewife and was also in the caviar business for several years and my father is a businessman.
2) You work in journalism at Fox News, CNN and elsewhere. Why did you move to crypto?
Working in journalism was amazing to me because I witnessed how divided and activist-oriented it was. For some journalists, reporting a story is no longer about the facts, but about presenting their own ideas.
I’ve really enjoyed doing investigative journalism, but I consider myself an entrepreneur and philanthropist at heart. I felt like the blockchain space was really a way to be able to have a platform to leverage my experience and work with diverse people from country leaders to everyday people and see how everyone’s experience is really based on one core theme that connects them all.
This theme is the desire and ability to create a better life for themselves and those around them. It is a factor that determines your lot in life. I saw that Bitcoin is one way to provide an opportunity for people everywhere in the world to advance themselves in life. They also provide governments with the opportunity to reduce their reliance on war as a means of increasing wealth.
3) Tell us about the American Blockchain Political Action Committee.
The US Blockchain PAC was established as a way to provide a space for everyone interested in seeing a sound regulatory framework to define what cryptocurrencies are and what Bitcoin is, and to clearly define and understand them and how they are classified in the United States.
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We promote candidates running for office who support blockchain technology. But I think a lot of political action committees are just trying to pick and support candidates who are going to win, and we’re just not doing that. We also try to educate and inform people about cryptocurrencies and digital asset adoption, and empower them to push back against legislation that could ultimately harm them.
4) What is your favorite crypto?
Bitcoin because it is different from other cryptocurrencies. I think everyone is grateful that the SEC has made it very clear that Bitcoin is not a security. I think Ethereum started with good intentions, but perhaps strayed from its original vision. However, I believe there is a bright future for her and opportunity for development. Bitcoin is a pioneer in the digital asset space. The revolution we are experiencing today has begun.
Unfortunately, I think a lot of cryptocurrencies and altcoins have put a bad taste in people’s mouths when it comes to digital assets, and I think that strengthens the pro-Bitcoin argument greatly.
5) Does it matter if we find out who Satoshi really is or was? Why and why not?
There are two quotes I like: “No amount of evidence can convince a fool” by Mark Twain and “Truth is a strange thing.” You can try to suppress it but it will always find its way to the surface.
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So of course there are people who pretend and pretend to be Satoshi. The hashtag “FakeToshi” is an indication of this fact. But at the end of the day, the real Satoshi Nakamoto is alive, and he’s not a Japanese man. I recently read Ivy McLemore’s book, search for satoshi, And it was interesting.
Anyone who has actually done their due diligence and studied Bitcoin realizes that there must be some reason for Bitcoin’s origins. Satoshi did not want these third parties and trusted banks to fleece consumer funds, which is an ongoing problem, just look at what happened with FTX. Ironically, what has stood against it since day one is that trusted third parties like FTX have actually become the main tools for buying and selling Bitcoin. This is not in line with his original vision.
As for whether he is Satoshi, only the real Satoshi will pave the way for the next generation of Bitcoin and dozens of new and emerging industries that will benefit from the underlying blockchain technology. Satoshi created Bitcoin to be decentralized and peer-to-peer. He never sought to do any of this based on his own personal greed or agenda. He did this for the world. Technically, we are all Satoshi.
It’s the vision that matters, because even the most amazing technology without vision is an inert tool. Bitcoin was created to uplift humanity in a way that is truly unprecedented in our collective history.
6) What do you do in your free time?
I’m a big foodie. I enjoy different cuisines. I can prepare recipes from all over the world. Being Persian, one of my favorites Khoresht Qayma It’s a tomato stew made with beef, lentils and spices, traditionally served with rice and tahdaj with a crispy golden crust over fluffy rice. I also enjoy working out, reading, and traveling. I like to travel.