US presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy to accept Bitcoin for campaign donations


Vivek Ramaswamy becomes the second 2024 presidential candidate in the United States to officially accept Bitcoin (BTC) donations for his campaign.

“Give $1,” said Ramaswamy while announcing that he accepts Bitcoin donations. The revelation came just two days after Robert F. Kennedy Jr. became the first presidential candidate in United States history to accept campaign donations in Bitcoin. Speaking on stage at Bitcoin 2023 in Miami, Florida, Ramaswamy stated, “Let’s make the 2024 election a referendum on fiat currency.”

U.S. presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy announcing his campaign would accept Bitcoin donations. Source: Facebook

As shown above, Ramaswamy flashed a QR code while on stage, which, when scanned, would redirect users to a payment gateway that offers various payment options for donations, including BTC and satoshis — the smallest denomination of Bitcoin.

Payment options for Ramaswamy’s donations showing BTC and sats. Source:

Ramaswamy opted for BitPay’s payment service to receive Bitcoin donations. However, BitPay supports…

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