GOP Debate: Where Do the Candidates Stand on Bitcoin?


Eight Republican candidates are gearing up to take the debate stage tonight as the early 2024 presidential election cycle reaches a pivotal point. 

Former President and Republican frontrunner Donald Trump—who owns some Ethereum and has his own NFT collection—will be notably absent, electing to skip the chit-chat in lieu of a pre-recorded interview with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Twitter.

Trump also used Twitter in 2019 to say that “he’s not a big fan of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies,” favoring the U.S. dollar. But other presidential hopefuls have also weighed in. Where do the candidates stand?

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has expressed support for Bitcoin since his first official day as a candidate. During his campaign’s kickoff alongside Tesla CEO and Twitter owner Elon Musk, DeSantis told the billionaire that Bitcoin will probably be killed off if President Joe Biden is reelected.

“You have every right to do Bitcoin,” DeSantis also said. “The only reason these people in Washington don’t like it is because they…

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