Trump Vows: US Will Lead Bitcoin and XRP, Promises to Block CBDC During Presidency

Donald Trump promises to stop Joe Biden’s anti-crypto policies and support self-custody of digital assets. Trump’s campaign is now accepting crypto donations, making him the first major candidate to do so. Former U.S. President Donald Trump has made a bold declaration regarding the United States’ position in the cryptocurrency industry. In a recent post, Trump [...]

Trump Vows: US Will Lead Bitcoin and XRP, Promises to Block CBDC During Presidency
  • Donald Trump promises to stop Joe Biden’s anti-crypto policies and support self-custody of digital assets.
  • Trump’s campaign is now accepting crypto donations, making him the first major candidate to do so.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump has made a bold declaration regarding the United States’ position in the cryptocurrency industry. In a recent post, Trump emphasized the necessity for the country to be the frontrunner in this growing sector. Highlighting his commitment to fostering innovation and growth within the crypto space.

Trump’s Commitment to Crypto

In his May 25 post, Trump stated, “Our country must be the leader in the field; there is no second place.” He expressed an open-minded and positive stance towards cryptocurrency companies and the industry as a whole. This declaration comes amidst his campaign for the 2024 presidential election, where he is set to challenge the incumbent President Joe Biden.

Trump criticized Biden’s approach to cryptocurrency, claiming, “CROOKED JOE BIDEN, ON THE OTHER HAND, THE WORST PRESIDENT IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY, WANTS IT TO DIE A SLOW AND PAINFUL DEATH. THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN WITH ME!” This stark contrast between the two candidates’ views on cryptocurrency has heightened the stakes for the upcoming election.

Trump’s supportive stance on cryptocurrency is not merely rhetorical. On May 21, his campaign announced the acceptance of cryptocurrency donations. The Trump 2024 campaign launched a fundraising page allowing eligible individuals to donate using the Coinbase Commerce product. The page features logos of prominent cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ether, Dogecoin, Shiba, XRP, USD Coin, SOL, and 0x. This move signals a significant shift in political campaign strategies, potentially setting a precedent for future campaigns.

Trump’s comments reflect a significant departure from his 2019 stance, where he famously declared, “I am not a fan of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, which are not money, and whose value is highly volatile and based on thin air.” His recent statements indicate a complete turnaround, now advocating for the U.S. to lead in the burgeoning crypto industry.

Trump reiterated his opposition to the creation of a central bank digital currency (CBDC), a concept that various governments, including the current U.S. administration have explored. He vowed to prevent the establishment of a CBDC, positioning himself as a defender of individual financial freedom and privacy. This stance appeals to many within the crypto community who view CBDCs as a potential tool for increased government surveillance and control over personal finances.

Biden Administration’s Response and Regulatory Shifts

In response to Trump’s pro-crypto stance, the Biden administration has shown signs of a more tempered approach towards digital assets. While the administration has generally maintained a cautious stance, there has been a noticeable softening in their rhetoric. Recently, the White House issued a statement expressing opposition to the House of Representatives passing a crypto market structure bill. This bill, which aims to create a clearer regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies, was approved by the House and is now heading to the Senate.

Moreover, the SEC, traditionally known for its stringent stance on cryptocurrencies, has recently approved key regulatory filings for ether ETFs. This approval marks a significant regulatory shift and opens the door for broader acceptance and integration of crypto assets in the financial markets. Such an approval was seen as highly unlikely just a month ago, indicating a potential change in the regulatory environment. 


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