The Democratic nominee for U.S. President delivered a powerful message on the “Nakamoto Stage” during the Bitcoin 2023 conference, promising to safeguard Americans’ right to hold and use Bitcoin if elected. Robert F. Kennedy shared his personal experiences with Bitcoin, labeling himself as an enthusiastic backer of the virtual asset, pledging to make it inviolable under his presidency.
“As president, I will make sure that your right to hold and use Bitcoin is inviolable,”
Kennedy maintained that Bitcoin is a symbol of freedom and a safeguard against the government’s intrusion. He disclosed that the Canadian clampdown on truck drivers who protested against Covid-19 restrictions ignited his curiosity and understanding of Bitcoin. In his campaign manifesto, Kennedy promised to eliminate electricity taxes on Bitcoin mining activities and permit Americans to mine BTC at their homes, fostering wealth creation.
The speaker also revealed that he would make history by soliciting contributions in BTC as the first presidential candidate in U.S. elections to accept Bitcoin donations.
Political Bigwigs Forge Ties with Bitcoin
Several prominent political personalities, including Senator Cynthia Lummis, former Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, and presidential aspirant Vivek Ramaswamy, graced the 2023 Bitcoin Conference.
Senator Cynthia Lummis extended her support, stating that Bitcoin aligns with American values and should be nurtured, protected, and fostered to cultivate innovation within the country.