From NFTs to Digital Assets: Donald Trump Endorses Crypto Ahead of US Presidential Elections

Donald Trump presents himself as a pro-crypto candidate for the 2024 US presidential elections, intending to accept crypto donations, actively participate in the NFT market, and advocate for a more favourable regulatory landscape for crypto businesses, potentially influencing digital asset prices positively.
From NFTs to Digital Assets: Donald Trump Endorses Crypto Ahead of US Presidential Elections

Key Insights

  • Donald Trump is positioning himself as a pro-crypto candidate in the upcoming 2024 US presidential elections

  • He has also announced his intention to accept crypto donations for his presidential campaign

  • Trump's active involvement in the NFT market shows his engagement with the crypto space.

  • Moreover, Trump has expressed a desire to create a more favourable regulatory environment for crypto businesses in the US.

  • Overall, analysts suggest that a Trump presidency might be less harsh on crypto and could drive the price of Bitcoin and other digital assets higher.

As the 2024 US presidential elections close in, the crypto community is starting to feel the heat.

This is considering how the next US president is set to have a massive influence on the growth (or slow death) of crypto over the next four years.

This time around, it appears that former US president, Donald Trump is emerging as one of the biggest pro-crypto candidates, considering how he recently announced his intention to accept crypto donations towards his presidential aspirations.

What is Trump’s stance on crypto? Is this a sign that the US is set to have its first openly pro-crypto president? And what are the possible implications of a pro-crypto presidency, considering the SEC’s approach towards the subject?

Trump’s Pro-Crypto Campaign Trail

Trump’s call for crypto donations came during a meeting he had with NFT enthusiasts, during a special event for Trump NFT holders at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

During the meeting, Trump expressed his commitment to making crypto a more open option for people who wished to support his presidential campaign—among other things.

So far, it appears that the former president is playing his cards towards the crypto community, and presenting himself as a forward-thinking candidate who recognizes the potential of crypto.

During the meeting, Trump reportedly stated “If you like crypto in any form… you better vote for Trump,”.

Trump and NFTs

Trump has also been actively involved in the NFT market, and not just crypto.

During the exclusive event hosted for Trump NFT holders, the former president addressed concerns about the exodus of crypto companies out of the US, due to the harsh regulatory landscape within the country.

Trump stated in this video: “If we’re going to embrace it, we have to let them be here,”.

This showed his policy approach, and how he intends to foster a more welcoming environment for the crypto industry within the US.

"We have to let them be here"

So far, analysts at Standard Chartered recently stated on Tuesday this week, according to Yahoo Finance, that another Trump administration might not be as strict for crypto as the previous one, or even this current one.

Standard Chartered analyst, Geoffery Kendrick went further to mention that in a Trump presidency, foreign official buyers of U.S. treasuries may want to pivot and embrace alternative assets like Bitcoin, which he believes will push the asset’s price up.

A Token Gesture

The event also touched on the lighter note of the crypto world.

Recall that in March, Trump, who used to bash crypto, said he enjoyed making money and playing around with crypto:

“I make money with it, I have fun with it too[…] Crazy new currencies, that’s what I call them. They’re crazy new currencies, whether it’s Bitcoin or others.”

During the event, Trump also commented on his and Biden memecoins, expressing skepticism about whether or not they were good investments.

"That's a lot of money for a coin. I don't like that investment," Trump said after hearing that the “$BODEN” token had $240 million in market cap.

Overall, Donald Trump's stance on crypto and his embrace of this asset class for political donations show a promising landscape for the industry in the coming years.

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