Blockchain, Cruises, and a Mysterious Resort—Who’s Sponsoring CPAC This Year?
One is a Tennessee theme park with no website, but where conservatives can be entertained ‘without the fear of being shouted down by #resistance agitators.’
This year’s Conservative Political Action Conference is just around the corner, and the group organizing the event, the American Conservative Union, has given us a glimpse of the organizations underwriting the annual right-wing confab. We thought we’d go over some of the highlights.
Perhaps the most notable organization ponying up to put on CPAC this year is a Japanese blockchain company called Wowoo. The firm is a “presenting” sponsor, meaning it gave $125,000 to put on the conference, and will get a host of accompanying benefits, including promotion through official ACU email and social-media channels.
Wowoo is there to promote its new Liberty Ecosystem, a blockchain platform that it hopes to use to promote political and economic freedom, particularly in developing nations, by enabling collaboration among activists, policymakers, and business leaders. It’s an interesting idea, even in a technological field with plenty of utopian pipe dreams.