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Former US President Donald Trump to Deliver Speech at Nashville Bitcoin 2024 Conference

By meerna Jul11,2024
Former US President Donald Trump to Deliver Speech at Nashville Bitcoin 2024 Conference

Former U.S. President Donald Trump is set to speak at the upcoming Bitcoin 2024 conference in Nashville later this month, organizers announced Wednesday. The event, titled “Witness History,” marks a strategic effort by Trump to engage the Bitcoin community during his presidential campaign.

The Bitcoin conference, scheduled for July 25-27 at the Music City Center in Nashville, will also feature keynotes from Michael Saylor on Friday and Edward Snowden on Saturday, and Kennedy will appear in a fireside chat on Friday. The exact time of Trump’s speech has not yet been announced.

Trump, a leading candidate for the Republican nomination, joins a list that already includes independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy. This appearance at the world’s largest Bitcoin conference is a clear attempt to capitalize on the enthusiasm of cryptocurrency advocates and turn it into electoral support for the November election.

The Trump campaign has begun accepting donations in a variety of cryptocurrencies — Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, and Solana — fulfilling a promise it made to holders of Trump’s NFT tokens at a Mar-a-Lago event in May.

Bitcoin has become an increasingly partisan topic in the American political landscape. The Republican Party’s draft policy platform, released Monday, pledges to defend Bitcoin against what it calls the Biden administration’s “un-American crypto crackdown.” The platform promises to protect Bitcoin mining and ensure Americans can store their digital assets themselves without government interference.

In addition to Trump and Kennedy, the conference will feature prominent figures such as former presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, Wyoming Senator Cynthia Lummis, Tennessee Senators Bill Hagerty and Marsha Blackburn, and former Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard. Trump campaign senior adviser Brian Hughes emphasized, “President Trump is ready to encourage American leadership in new technologies.”

Trump’s previous criticism of Bitcoin as “highly unstable and based on thin air” appears to have changed, energizing the cryptocurrency community. This change of stance was underscored by the recent donation of $2 million in Bitcoin to Trump’s campaign by Gemini co-founders Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss.

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