Before taking the stage at the Bitcoin 2023 conference in Miami, U.S. presidential hopeful Robert F. Kennedy Jr. emphasized the democratic nature of bitcoin, calling it an “exercise in democracy.” Additionally, during his Florida appearance, Kennedy revealed that his campaign would accept bitcoin for political contributions.
RFK Jr. Champions Bitcoin as a Democratic Tool, Now Accepts Leading Crypto for Campaign Contributions
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a Democrat challenging incumbent U.S. president Joe Biden, declared that his campaign would welcome bitcoin (BTC) donations. At the conference, Kennedy underscored the widely recognized connection between bitcoin and the pillars of democracy and liberty. If elected president, he pledged to “ensure the United States remains the global hub of bitcoin.”
Many attendees at the Bitcoin 2023 conference expressed approval of Kennedy’s remarks. One individual tweeted, “Truly surreal to listen to a Kennedy speak to how his presidency would secure bitcoin’s place in the defense of the nation’s civil liberties.” Before delivering his keynote speech, Kennedy said that “everybody is so passionate about bitcoin not just because it’s a currency, but because it’s an exercise in democracy.”
Kennedy has recently cautioned against the potential dangers of a central bank digital currency (CBDC). Following these statements, he warned that America could face a severe economic crisis, emphasizing that “It’s not just the banks.” At Bitcoin 2023, Kennedy focused on decentralization, commenting on how people “are seeing today how fragile our over-centralized system is.”
Kennedy, also known as RFK Jr., is the nephew of former U.S. president John F. Kennedy and late U.S. senator Robert F. Kennedy. The candidate recently announced U.S. congressman Dennis Kucinich as his campaign manager. At the time of writing, Kennedy24.com—the official campaign website—features a donation section accepting bitcoin payments. The bitcoin (BTC) payment portal directs users to an opennode.com checkout page that does require various identification requirements.
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