Amazon and Meta each spent record amounts lobbying Washington lawmakers in 2021, report says

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2022.01.24 10:07 Defiant_Race_7544 Amazon and Meta each spent record amounts lobbying Washington lawmakers in 2021, report says

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2022.01.24 10:07 Royal_Recognition_76 This Crash is the perfect time to move to Stellar (XLM)

As is widely speculated on the Sub recently, we are potentially heading into a bear market and quite possibly some projects won't make it out of this one alive. IMO this is a great time for people to swap riskier coins for Stellar Lumens. Stellar is going nowhere, the project is well funded, has an amazing Dev team, has a multitude of projects underway (Moneygram in particular is a big one) and the roadmap for the future looks promising. Let's not forget they are most likely going to be fully compliant with whatever regulations come along as they are the ones working alongside the regulatory bodies. Sure prices may stay low for a while but I think Stellar is a fairly safe bet in the current climate. Would be interested to hear other thoughts on this?
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