The 45th and current president of the United States, a former businessman and television personality, Donald Trump has reportedly invited two important figures in the crypto sphere, Mark Zuckerberg and Peter Thiel to a secret dinner in the White House last October.
Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook and its board member, Thiel had kept the meeting a secret until only recently when Facebook informed NBC News on the meeting last Wednesday. The purpose of the meeting, however, remains unknown.
Notably, the secret meeting took place while Zuckerberg was in Washington in regard to Libra’s cryptocurrency. There have been speculations on the context of the meeting, which probably involved the future of Libra project, or on 2020 election and national security.
On another note, Peter Thiel has knowingly owned a firm that is one of the nation’s government partners. Besides, Thiel is also a known ‘Bitcoin Maximalist’, making him an outspoken cryptocurrency supporter.
Furthermore, the president, Donald Trump had openly condemned cryptocurrency in the past. With the secret meeting became known to the public, there were individuals who speculated that Zuckerberg is now becoming an important and dangerous political figure while many trying to put Facebook down, now that the firm is associated with the widely-hated president.