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2024 Taiwanese Presidential Election: Crypto Candidate Appears on the Kuomintang List

With approximately two months left until the 2024 presidential election, the Kuomintang (KMT) announced yesterday (the 19th) the list of at-large legislative candidates and submitted them to the KMT Central Standing Committee. That afternoon, the Central Committee held a plenary meeting to individually exercise consent on the nominated candidates.

The Candidate in Cryptocurrency

One surprise was the appearance of a well-known figure from Taiwan's crypto circle. Apart from former Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu topping the list, the third place on the at-large list surprisingly goes to Ju-Chun Ko「寶博士」葛如鈞, who is also introduced as an AI and blockchain expert on the Nationalist Party's list.

The Podcast Host

Kuo Ju-Chun, known for hosting the tech podcast "寶博朋友說" has released over 200 episodes on Apple Podcasts. The show regularly features discussions with industry experts on AI and blockchain topics. As an early advocate for NFTs, he often brings engaging conversations to educate listeners about NFT-related knowledge. Currently serving as a growth consultant for Dentsu Group's Web3 division. His candidature is believed to significantly promote Web3-related issues in parliament.

Ko's Response

Regarding the third-place selection, yesterday evening, Ju-Chun Ko responded to this news on Facebook, expressing gratitude to everyone.

"I will do my utmost to integrate AI, Web3, and future technological thinking to make the world a better place together."

"Let us embrace the multiverse, wield Web3, engage with blockchain, endure the struggles of Minting NFTs, speak for AI/Love, and together, strive forward with the crowd."

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