The former president of the United States invited executives of American bitcoin mining companies to his home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida. He is increasingly positioning himself as the candidate in favor of the sector.

Donald Trump asserts his pro-crypto position a little more. The former President of the United States and now a candidate for the 2024 US election met with several bitcoin miners at Mar-a-Lago, Florida, on Tuesday (June 11).

“I just met a guy who is a huge fan of Bitcoin and loves what we do at Cleanspark in Georgia, Mississippi and Wyoming,” said Matthew Schult, co-founder and executive chairman of the company .

Cleanspark develops infrastructure to mine bitcoins “responsibly”. The former president also met Jason Les, CEO of Riot Platforms, an investment and development company specializing in bitcoin mining.

According to Bloomberg, Donald Trump told his guests that he loved and understood cryptocurrencies and that he would defend the interests of bitcoin miners at the White House. In a post published on his social network, “Truth”, on June 12, Donald Trump praised cryptocurrencies and in particular bitcoin.

Account screenshot "Truth" the Donald J. Trump.
Screenshot of Donald J. Trump’s “Truth” account. © @realDonaldTrump

“Vote for Trump! Bitcoin mining could be our last line of defense against a CBDC (the central bank’s digital currency, editor’s note). Biden’s hatred of bitcoin only helps China, Russia and the radical communist left We want all remaining bitcoins to be made in the USA! This will help us be energy dominant!!!”

The former president increasingly appears to be highlighting his taste for digital assets as part of his presidential campaign in order to reach new voters. It now accepts donations in cryptocurrencies.

For its part, the crypto sector is increasing donations to support candidates considered favorable to digital assets. The global exchange platform Coinbase also announced on its website on June 3 that it had made a donation of $25 million to Fairshake SuperPAC (an independent pro-crypto group) to try to influence American policy in favor of cryptocurrencies.


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