Venture capitalist and tech pioneer Marc Andreessen gave an interview to Noah Smith on the Substack newsletter platform:
Peter Thiel has made the characteristically sweeping observation that AI is in some sense a left wing idea -- centralized machines making top-down decisions -- but crypto is a right wing idea -- many distributed agents, humans and bots, making bottom-up decisions. I think there's something to that. Historically the tech industry has been dominated by left wing politics, just like any creative field, which is why you see today's big tech companies so intertwined with the Democratic Party. Crypto potentially represents the creation of a whole new category of technology, quite literally right wing tech that is far more aggressively decentralized and far more comfortable with entrepreneurialism and free voluntary exchange.
I have no idea whether this is true. I do know that at the moment, the Democratic Party controls the White House and both houses of Congress. If those Democrats wake up to the idea that Bitcoin, blockchain, cryptocurrency, whatever is "right wing" in any kind of political sense rather than merely decentralized, expect a serious legislative and regulatory onslaught.