Elizabeth Warren’s Satoshi Nakamoto flag was likely sponsored by unknown individual

Unverified reports on February 15 suggest that Senator Elizabeth Warren’s office raised an American flag over the US Capitol to commemorate Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto.

A certificate signed by Warren reads:

“This is to confirm that the companion flag was raised… in honor of Satoshi Nakamoto for the 15th anniversary of Bitcoin, the first truly inclusive financial system offering new economic freedoms to populations previously ignored by both public and private institutions.”

There were photos of the flag and the attached certificate shared first by Bitcoin-themed New York bar PubKey. News of the development was later covered in an article by Bitcoin Magazine. That article later circulated more widely in Nasdaq’s aggregate news feed.

The certificate appears to be from the Flag program of the United States Capitolan initiative that processes requests for American commemorative flags.

Although the main program allows requests from members of Congress, individuals can request a flag through the offices of Representatives and Senators. Warren’s office charges $15 to $27 per flag, plus an additional $9.00 to fly the flag over the capitol. So it appears that the flag request for that award was sponsored by an unknown person.

Flag doesn’t mean Warren is pro-crypto

Although Warren or her staffers signed the relevant certificate, it does not appear that the certificate’s statement represents the official policy of Warren or her office.

Warren is known for her extensive anti-cryptocurrency stance. She has consistently advocated for a piece of anti-crypto legislation titled The Digital Asset Anti-Money Laundering Act. Warren has also frequently criticized cryptocurrency’s alleged role in drug trafficking, sanctions evasion, terrorism and senior fraud, in addition to its potential money laundering potential.

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Furthermore, Warren has not published any statement regarding the current certificate. Warren’s office did not respond to CryptoSlate’s request for comment as of press time.

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