Biden administration’s crypto strategy targets Trump supporters, crypto industry

The Biden administration has recently made significant moves to engage with the cryptocurrency industry, a pivot from its previous stance. This shift appears to be a response to former President Donald Trump’s aggressive pro-crypto campaigns. As part of his re-election efforts, President Joe Biden has started reaching out to leaders in the crypto sector for policy advice, aiming to counter Trump’s influence and address the industry’s growing political significance.

This engagement signifies a strategic move by the Biden administration to recognize and address the rising importance of cryptocurrency in the political landscape. According to sources, this outreach began roughly two weeks ago, marking a departure from Biden’s previously skeptical approach. This change in tone follows criticism from the crypto community over the administration’s opposition to key legislative measures like SAB 121 and comes after Trump’s May 21 announcement to accept cryptocurrency donations.

The 2024 U.S. Presidential election is poised to see cryptocurrency as a pivotal issue, with both candidates vying for support from the crypto community. Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse emphasized the importance of the U.S. developing clear crypto regulations to stay competitive with other global economies. Ripple has actively supported pro-crypto candidates, contributing $25 million to Super PAC Fairshake.

Ripple’s Chief Legal Officer, Stuart Alderoty, highlighted the growing significance of cryptocurrency in the upcoming elections, stressing the need for the U.S. to establish a clear regulatory framework. This political maneuvering underscores the broader trend of cryptocurrency becoming a central topic in U.S. politics.

As the Biden administration continues its outreach, the impact of these efforts on both policy and the election remains to be seen. The evolving dynamics between political campaigns and the crypto industry will likely shape the future of cryptocurrency regulation and adoption in the United States.

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