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Donald Trump to speak at world’s largest Bitcoin conference later this month


It’s election season in the United States. 78-year-old Republican candidate Donald Trump is in the midst of his re-election campaign, and his team has decided that there are souls to be won among Bitcoiners.

Last night it was known that Donald Trump will speak in this context at Bitcoin 2024 in the American city of Nashville. The Bitcoin conference starts on July 25 and runs until July 27.

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Writing history

Former US President Trump will speak at the world’s largest Bitcoin conference later this month, organizers announced yesterday. conference website the headline reads “Witness to History”.

Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for the U.S. presidential election, joins a platform that also includes independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy. His appearance at the Bitcoin conference is another attempt to gain support from Bitcoin enthusiasts and win their votes in November.

Trump accepts crypto

In May, the Trump campaign began accepting donations of cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin and Solana, keeping a promise to Trump NFT holders at an event at Mar-a-Lago that was seen as a turning point in the national debate over crypto policy.

When rival candidate Kennedy heard that Trump had begun accepting Bitcoin, he said he was “glad” that Trump had changed his mind about Bitcoin. “If I don’t get in the race, my supporters will vote for President Trump,” Kennedy said, citing polls showing he would beat both major party candidates in a theoretical head-to-head race. “There are no circumstances under which President Biden can win.”

President Biden and crypto

The Chamber of Progress, a coalition of the tech industry, has asked President Joe Biden to support clear crypto regulations. They believe this is important to engage young voters in the upcoming presidential election.

In a letter from tuesday they emphasized the growing importance of digital assets to many voters, noting that more than 18 million Americans currently own or trade crypto.

Bitcoin has become a bipartisan issue in the US, with the Republican Party vowing Monday to protect Bitcoin and end what it calls the Biden administration’s “un-American crypto crackdown.”

“We will defend the right to mine Bitcoin and ensure that every American has the right to hold their digital assets and transact without government oversight.”

Other politicians joining Bitcoin 2024 include former presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, Sen. Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, Sens. Bill Hagerty and Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, and former Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

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