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Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong Evaluated Presidential Candidate Trump's Crypto Statements! Here are the Details

source-logo  en.bitcoinsistemi.com 14 June 2024 09:03, UTC

The intersection of cryptocurrency and US politics is becoming increasingly apparent. Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong emphasized a bipartisan approach during a panel with Ark Invest CEO Cathie Wood, as former President Donald Trump declared himself the “head of crypto” and met with leading Bitcoin mining executives.

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong Defends Bipartisanship After Trump's Crypto Support

During the panel, Wood cited Trump's recent pro-crypto statements and interactions, noting the former president's divisive reputation.

However, he acknowledged that Trump's support raises awareness about the crypto movement and highlights its bipartisan potential.

Without directly mentioning Trump, Armstrong emphasized the importance of addressing cryptocurrency issues across party lines. “Both parties recognize that they need to address this issue,” he said.

Armstrong highlighted the need for clear crypto regulations in the US and described the current regulatory environment as untenable.

He shared that he recently met with 13 senators in Washington and reinforced his commitment to bipartisan dialogue.

“We need clear rules in the United States,” said Armstrong, emphasizing the need for regulatory clarity to ensure the growth and stability of the industry.

The push for crypto-friendly policies is backed by significant financial support from industry leaders.

FairShake PAC, launched in December to advocate for proper digital asset legislation, has raised nearly $93 million. Major donors include the Winklevoss twins, Coinbase, Ripple, Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz.

Additionally, Stand With Crypto, a nonprofit launched by Coinbase last year, launched its own political action committee (PAC) in March, aiming to support pro-crypto candidates in the upcoming elections.

*This is not investment advice.