Coinbase Initiative Announces Crypto-Themed US Presidential Forum – Coinbase’s “Stand With Crypto” initiative aims to unite 2024 U.S. presidential candidates such as Asa Hutchinson, Vivek Ramaswamy, and Dean Phillips for discussions on blockchain technology and digital assets in preparation for the New Hampshire Primary.
As of December 4, the Stand With Crypto website has confirmed that Republican candidates Asa Hutchinson and Vivek Ramaswamy, along with Democratic candidate Dean Phillips, are scheduled to participate in person in New Hampshire on December 11 to address digital asset-related issues.
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Notable invited candidates encompass former President Donald Trump, independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and Republicans Doug Burgum, Nikki Haley, Ron DeSantis, and Chris Christie. “This special opportunity allows you to hear from each presidential candidate and will provide candidates with a venue to address the crypto and blockchain community in New Hampshire,” said Stand With Crypto.
“The topics will not be limited to crypto-specific issues. Instead, this forum is designed to enable candidates to address the crypto and blockchain community on a range of policies in advance of the New Hampshire Primary.” New Hampshire is set to host one of the early primaries for the 2024 U.S. presidential election on January 23, offering an initial glimpse into the potential trajectory of the November election, according to many pollsters and political analysts.
Despite not being officially confirmed or invited on the event website, U.S. President Joe Biden is anticipated to be the Democratic Party candidate. Notably, Donald Trump has not participated in any Republican Party debates leading up to the 2024 election. As of the current publication, polls indicate that President Biden is poised to potentially face Trump in the 2024 election.
With the former president leading DeSantis, Haley, and Ramaswamy by double digits, around 58% compared to their 5%–13%. A November 1 Quinnipiac poll revealed Kennedy Jr., previously viewed as a less likely Democratic nominee, at 22% in a three-way contest with Trump and President Biden. The impact of the December 11 forum, just about a month before the primary, on redirecting voters’ attention toward crypto remains uncertain.
While candidates like Kennedy Jr. and Ramaswamy emphasize digital assets in their campaigns, front-runners Biden and Trump seldom address crypto and blockchain publicly. In El Salvador, former President Nayib Bukele stepped down from office on December 1 to pursue a 2024 candidacy. Bukele, an advocate for adopting Bitcoin as legal tender, has orchestrated various government cryptocurrency purchases.