According to CoinGape, North Carolina Republican Patrick McHenry said in an interview that Bitcoin is an important project with great future utility. He urged US policymakers not to categorize this “very real, very important project” with Libra. McHenry said that his comments are not to belittle any project, he believes that it must be distinguished because bitcoin is decentralized to a satisfactory degree and is still in its early stages. “I think Libra has made a lot of new people start to pay attention to the value of cryptocurrencies. However Libra is not a cryptocurrency. We need to stop confusing it with very real and very important projects like Bitcoin. Bitcoin is a new kind of finance. The difference between invention (and Libra) is that I think it has great long-term value."