• Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy made an appearance at the Bitcoin 2023 conference to pledge “inviolable right” to hold and use Bitcoin.
• He is a Democrat candidate for the U.S. President and believes that Bitcoin is both an exercise and guarantee of civil liberties.
• Kennedy claims his interest in Bitcoin was sparked by Canada’s clampdown on truck drivers protesting Covid-19 restrictions.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr: Pro-Crypto Presidential Candidate
Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy made a campaign debut at the Bitcoin 2023 conference in Miami, pledging an ‘inviolable right’ for Americans to hold and use the asset if he is elected president. The Democrat candidate for U.S. President shared his own experiences with Bitcoin, stating that it is both an exercise and guarantee of civil liberties.
Kennedy’s Interest In Bitcoin
Kennedy claims his interest in Bitcoin was sparked by Canada’s clampdown on truck drivers protesting Covid-19 restrictions, which led him to understand how free money is important for freedom as free expression is. During his speech, he said: “Bitcoin is a bulwark against precisely this kind of government and corporate expansion and repression“.
In addition to protecting the rights of Americans to hold and use bitcoin, Kennedy expressed support for decentralized finance (DeFi) stating that he would also protect individuals‘ access to financial services outside of traditional banking systems so they can transact freely without relying on third parties such as banks or governments . Furthermore, he promised to ensure that any laws relating to digital assets are technology neutral; meaning they do not favor one particular type of technology or product over another but instead treat all technologies equally under the law.
Kennedy’s speech was well received by media outlets such as The Verge who praised him for being „the first presidential candidate from either major party“ to make these pledges regarding cryptocurrency regulation during their campaign launch event at a cryptocurrency conference . His statements were also seen as encouraging news by those within the crypto community who believe that these kinds of comments will help push regulations forward in a positive direction .
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s pledges regarding cryptographic regulation have been met with enthusiasm from both media outlets and members of the crypto community alike – reinforcing optimism towards blockchain technology’s potential impact on elections worldwide moving forwards into future years .