Goodfriend has been hailed both as a visionary and as the 'worst Fed nominee of all time,' depending on which news source is reporting. However, the newest potential Fed member may be having a positive impact on the Bitcoin market. His anti-cash views have been criticized as a form of monetary strangulation and government control into personal finance like nothing the US has seen to date.
The appointee has previously voiced his opinion that paper money keeps financial freedom in the hands of the individual - a scenario he does not like should a crisis occur. During a crisis, the Fed generally lowers the interest rates to increase borrowing power for consumers and businesses alike.