Senator Ted Cruz, Republican from Texas (USA), provided a new financial statement that reflects the acquisition of the first cryptocurrency on January 25, 2022.

Snimok-ekrana-2022-02-05-v-14.54.50-1024x394.png.webp Data: U.S. Senate Financial Statements.

He reportedly used River to invest between $15,001 and $50,000 in Bitcoin. According to CoinGecko, the price of digital gold ranged from $36,000 to $37,000 on the day of the purchase.

At the time of this writing, the first cryptocurrency is trading at $41,455.

Snimok-ekrana-2022-02-05-v-15.04.16-1024x640.png.webp Hourly BTC/USDT K-line chart on the CoinExchange. Data: Trading view.

In October 2021, Cruz proposed using energy generated from oil and gas production to mine bitcoins. In his opinion, this would help protect the environment, and the method could be extended to the whole world.

Recall that when reviewing infrastructure plans in 2021, Cruz expressed support for the cryptocurrency industry and proposed eliminating regulations designed to tighten reporting requirements for "brokers" in the digital asset industry.

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