On July 25, Manning published an op-ed in The Hill calling for the banning of cryptocurrencies, which quickly accrued more than a million views.

“But the insidious new industry of cyber hacking and ransomware is an unacceptable disruptive threat to American economic security. It is a problem that is growing, not subsiding. And the proliferation of do-it-yourself digital currencies is a serious and bad omen for global financial stability.”

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