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Trump courts cryptocurrency advocates with reported talks to speak at Bitcoin convention – Washington Examiner

Former ​President Donald Trump is reportedly⁣ planning to speak at the largest Bitcoin convention of the year, ⁤occurring from July⁤ 25-27 in Nashville, Tennessee. According to Axios, Trump’s appearance is part of his efforts to appeal to libertarians, ‌following up⁢ on⁤ his⁢ speech at the Libertarian Party Convention. Prominent⁣ figures including presidential ⁣candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., former candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, and Senators Bill Hagerty and Marsha Blackburn are also⁢ expected at the event.⁢ Trump ​aims to differentiate himself from President Joe Biden by supporting cryptocurrency, which marks a significant shift from his earlier stance during his first term. At a recent rally in Wisconsin, Trump emphasized his support for the future of crypto and Bitcoin in America. Reports also note that cryptocurrency investors have contributed significantly to ‍Trump’s ⁣campaign.

Former President Donald Trump is reportedly in talks to speak at the largest Bitcoin convention of the year.

Two sources familiar with the matter told Axios about his planned attendance. Trump has sought to court libertarians in recent months, most prominently by speaking at the Libertarian Party Convention in an effort to earn their nomination. The conference is set to take place July 25 through July 27 in Nashville, Tennessee, one week after the Republican National Convention.

The former president would be joining other notable names at the event, such as presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., former presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, and Sens. Bill Hagerty (R-TN) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele has previously spoken at the event.

Trump has sought to contrast himself with President Joe Biden by embracing cryptocurrency as a viable currency, in contrast to Biden’s skepticism. The move for the former president is a major reversal from his first term.

“I will end Joe Biden’s war on crypto,” the former president said at a recent rally in Wisconsin. “We will ensure that the future of crypto and the future of Bitcoin will be made in America.”

According to crypto.news, cryptocurrency investors have donated millions to Trump’s campaign in both cryptocurrency and United States dollars.

Last week, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, major cryptocurrency investors, endorsed Trump and donated the equivalent of one million each in cryptocurrency to his campaign.

A campaign official later told Bloomberg that the amount exceeded the maximum sum allowed by an individual, so the twins were partially refunded.


In a lengthy endorsement, Tyler Winklevoss said the Biden administration had “openly declared war against crypto.”

“President Donald J. Trump is the pro-Bitcoin, pro-crypto, and pro-business choice,” he said. “This is not even remotely open for debate. Anyone who tells you otherwise is severely misinformed, delusional, or not telling the truth. It’s time to take our country back. It’s time for the crypto army to send a message to Washington. That attacking us is political suicide. This is why I will be casting my vote for President Trump in November, and I hope you will too. Onward!”

I just donated $1 million in bitcoin (15.47 BTC) to @realDonaldTrump and will be voting for him in November. Here’s why:

Over the past few years, the Biden Administration has openly declared war against crypto. It has weaponized multiple government agencies to bully, harass, and… pic.twitter.com/qOQSpmanBR

— Tyler Winklevoss (@tyler) June 20, 2024

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