At a recent event at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, Donald Trump, former US president and current presidential candidate, shared his perspectives on the cryptocurrency sector in front of an audience of NFT enthusiasts and investors. During the meeting, Trump, who has already been critical of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, adopted a more favorable tone for the technology, highlighting his acceptance of the crypto industry.

The exclusive event was aimed at buyers of at least 47 NFTs related to the politician, each sold for US$99. At this meeting, Trump discussed the recent regulatory pressures faced by cryptocurrency companies in the US, mentioning the actions of the Securities and Exchange Commission against big names in the sector such as Binance and Coinbase. He highlighted the need for a less hostile approach from the government, stating that “If we are going to accept it, we have to leave them alone.”

Trump took the moment to criticize Joe Biden’s current administration, questioning his understanding of the crypto ecosystem. “I’m fine with that. I want to make sure it’s good and solid and everything, but I’m OK with it,” Trump said, encouraging cryptocurrency supporters to consider supporting him in the upcoming election.

In addition to discussing regulations, Trump also commented on his opposition to the creation of a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) in the US, arguing that it would give the federal government excessive control over citizens’ money.

According to StanChart analyst Geoff Kendrick, an eventual re-election of Trump could significantly benefit the cryptocurrency market due to a potentially more lenient regulatory environment.

Meanwhile, under the Biden administration, proposals for tighter control over the crypto sector continue to take shape, highlighting a backdrop of clear divergences between the two political leaders’ views on the future of cryptocurrencies in the United States.


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