Robert Francis Kennedy Jr., nephew of the 35th President of the United States, started taking campaign donations in bitcoin.
During the Bitcoin 2023 conference, he called the cryptocurrency “a symbol of democracy and freedom.” To send donations, the candidate chose the Lightning Network micropayment network.
Following Kennedy, another participant in the election race, Vivek Ramaswami, announced donations in cryptocurrency.
Just announced we’re officially accepting #Bitcoin donations.
Let’s make the 2024 election a referendum on fiat currency. https://t.co/KrHJdomtCh pic.twitter.com/OkVmoBmTFz
— Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) May 20, 2023
“Let’s make the 2024 election a fiat currency referendum,” he said during the same conference.
Ramaswami showed a QR code on stage, which, when scanned, redirected to a site offering various payment methods, including bitcoin and satoshi. For donations, the candidate chose the BitPay service.
Voters can contribute up to $6,600 in crypto donations to both candidates.
Robert Kennedy has repeatedly spoken out in support of digital assets. In April, he stated that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies act as an alternative to the traditional financial system.
In his opinion, technology “will pave the way for society to salvation, and the current financial bubble will inevitably burst.” Kennedy also raised concerns about the US Federal Reserve’s monetary policy and its relationship with financial institutions.
Recall that in May, the nephew of the 35th President of the United States criticized SEC And FDIC for the “war on cryptocurrencies” that led to the banking crisis in the country.
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