The mineral extraction industry-especially coal, oil, natural gas, and timber-along with tourism are the primary drivers of Wyoming’s economy. Agriculture has historically been an important component of the state’s economy. The climate is generally semi-arid and continental, being drier and windier than the rest of the United States, with temperature extremes common.
The region acquired the name Wyoming when a bill was introduced to Congress in 1865 to provide “a temporary government to the territory of Wyoming.” The territory was named for the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania, the name being derived from the word xwé:wamənk, in the Munsee language, meaning “on the great flat river.” In 1812, Robert Stuart and his wife, Robert Stuart, founded the Wyoming Territory in 1812.
In 1812, Robert Stuart and a party of five men returning from Astoria, Oregon, discovered the South Pass, which would later follow the Oregon Trail. In 1850, Jim Bridger found what is known as Bridger Pass, which was used by the Union Pacific Railroad in 1868.
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However, this whole supply scenario has changed radically in a matter of weeks, while the expected demand boom could be delayed or may not be strong enough to compensate for the higher crude oil production. All this has slowed down the rally of an oil that now moves between $62 and $65 per barrel, when in March some analysts had already begun to talk about a possible rise (in any case temporary) to $100 per barrel and a new oil supercycle.
Warren Patterson and Wenyu Yao, analysts at ING, comment that supply-side developments have not helped. The US and Iran are going to engage in talks along with the EU, China and Russia to try to salvage the nuclear deal. “While a breakthrough at this week’s meeting and thus a quick lifting of US sanctions is unlikely, the talks appear to be moving in the right direction for the eventual lifting of sanctions.”
Flights to Wyoming
The fact that the celebrated ‘Cowboy State’ has adopted the most cryptoasset-friendly jurisdiction in the US has encouraged several industry giants to move their operations from tech hubs like San Francisco to Cheyenne, Wyoming’s capital. Cryptocurrency exchange platform Kraken, as well as cryptocurrency holders Cardano and Ripple are among those that have set up shop there.
Apart from the more libertarian tendency of Wyoming residents, which facilitates this context, state senator Chris Rothfuss, a Democrat, is quite emphatic when explaining to MarketWatch the reasons for this more benign regulation with cryptoassets that continue to provoke great misgivings in the international economic community: the economy must be diversified. “We produce a lot of coal, oil and gas, something that doesn’t necessarily have the bright future it once did,” he acknowledges.
Nevertheless, Rothfuss insists that, while Wyoming has a vast history of business-friendly regulations, in this race forward with cryptocurrencies more weight is being carried by the community’s own momentum than that of lawmakers. And he cites as an example the state’s entrepreneurs who had to migrate in search of better opportunities.