As the popularity of cryptocurrencies rises, US presidential candidates are vying for the support of the growing number of crypto-savvy voters. According to a poll commissioned by a crypto-focused political action committee, 44% of US voters own or consider owning digital assets. This shows that the electorate is beginning to take an interest in crypto policy issues. The poll also found that crypto voters are not overwhelmingly aligned with one political party, indicating that both Democrats and Republicans have an opportunity to win their support.
Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and Ted Cruz are among the candidates that have shared their views and actions on digital assets and blockchain technology. Trump had previously expressed concerns about cryptocurrencies, but he recently launched his own NFT collection which suggests he has become more open to the potential benefits of digital assets. DeSantis has created a crypto-friendly environment in Florida, while Kennedy advocates for stronger regulatory measures to protect investors. Cruz has been a vocal supporter of cryptocurrencies and their potential for economic growth.
Each candidate has shown varying levels of support for digital assets and blockchain technology, from advocating for greater regulatory clarity to supporting innovation and financial inclusion. As the 2024 election approaches, it is unclear how these positions will evolve and ultimately impact the crypto industry.