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Trump campaign now accepting cryptocurrency donations

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Trump Campaign Embraces Cryptocurrency Donations in Challenge to Biden

Former US President Donald Trump’s campaign made headlines on Tuesday with the announcement that it will start accepting cryptocurrency donations. This move is being portrayed as a show of solidarity with opponents of “socialistic government control” over the U.S. financial markets.

Supporters of Trump can now donate using any cryptocurrency accepted through the Coinbase Commerce product, according to a press release from the campaign. This opens up a new avenue for potential funds for the Trump campaign, which still trails behind President Joe Biden in cash on hand.

The announcement also ties Biden with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who has been a vocal critic of cryptocurrency and has pushed for more regulations in the industry. The Trump campaign framed this move as a way to counter the efforts of the “anti-crypto army” that Warren has mentioned in the past.

This decision by the Trump campaign is just the latest in a series of efforts to court the crypto community, which tends to skew younger and more male. In the past, Trump has sold NFT trading cards that could be purchased with cryptocurrency and hosted events for his NFT backers.

It will be interesting to see how this move plays out in the lead-up to the November election, as Trump positions himself as the first major party nominee to embrace crypto donations. However, he is not the first presidential candidate to accept cryptocurrency donations, with others like Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Sen. Rand Paul having done so in the past.

As the campaign season heats up, the acceptance of cryptocurrency donations adds a new dimension to the fundraising efforts of political candidates. It remains to be seen how this will impact the race and whether other candidates will follow suit in embracing this new form of fundraising.

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