Robert Valentine, chairman of the Liberal Party in the Netherlands, faced a series of pro-crypto billboards ahead of the election later this week.
In the picture shared On the Valentine’s Twitter account, the leader of the Liberal Party will appear with laser eyes at the top of a report stating: “Bitcoin is the future.” The party is one of 37 contenders for seats in the Dutch House of Representatives, scheduled to hold general elections on March 17. .
– Robert Valentine (@ValentineRW) March 14, 2021
“I wanted to have something that stood out and showed people that we adopted bitcoin as a solution to the revolution,” he said Valentine in an interview with YouTuber crypto BitcoinMeister. “We want a major change to the system and bitcoin and blockchain can help.”
Any political party in the Netherlands can win one seat in the House of Representatives for every 0.67% of the vote. More than 17 million people live in the country, of which about 12.8 million registered to vote in the last elections in 2017, which means that the Liberal Party would probably need support between 70,000 and 90,000 to win at least one seat. The party currently has no seats in the House, having recorded only 0.01% of the vote four years ago.
The Liberal Party was open about supporting bitcoins (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies and was one of the first political parties to begin receiving crypto gifts back in 2013. Publications by the Dutch party he says “Gold and bitcoin meet the criteria for a stable currency.”
Modifications of profile pictures to include “laser eyes” have become somewhat popular among prominent members of the crypto space, both as a symbol of adoption and of general bull sentiment. Well-known figures with laser eyes are also included Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary, Wyoming U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.