(OPINION) Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) tells me in an interview for Sunday’s “Axios on HBO” that cryptocurrency could eventually replace the dollar as “the reserve currency of the world.”

The senator says he’s begun to ask that question as more and more people lose confidence in governments, which used to have a monopoly on money. When Paul ran for president in 2016, he accepted donations in Bitcoin — part of what gave his campaign its youthful appeal.


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Axios is an American news and information website founded in 2016 by Politico co-founder Jim VandeHei, Politico’s former chief White House correspondent, Mike Allen, and former Politico chief revenue officer, Roy Schwartz. The site’s name is based on the Greek: ἄξιος, meaning “worthy”. It officially launched in 2017.