World’s Biggest Bitcoin Event To Feature US Presidential Candidate As Keynote Speaker
Bitcoin will be in the spotlight once again when Robert F. Kennedy Jr. chose a cryptocurrency conference in Miami as the venue for his first public appearance as a US presidential candidate.
The iconaclastic Democrat has shown support for a sector of the economy that many ecologists and other climate change activists hold responsible for a large part of the problem.
At the conference, one of the most important topics of conversation that attendees look forward to will be Bitcoin.
Before taking the stage at the event dubbed “the world’s biggest Bitcoin event”, skeptics had already voiced their concerns about the cryptocurrency industry’s role in contributing to climate change.
Kennedy, the Bitcoin supporter
Despite these concerns, Kennedy has been a vocal advocate for the industry, and his presence at the event is crucial as it gives him the opportunity to speak with a sizable segment of the voting population.
It was a smart move on Kennedy’s part to agree to speak at the Bitcoin 2023 conference because it gives him the opportunity to mingle with a substantial segment of his supporters, and perhaps new ones.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is a staunch advocate of bitcoin. Image: LinkedIn
And despite the fact that many Democrats don’t share his views on cryptocurrencies, he can win over the electorate’s millions of loyal customers.
Brandon Green, chief of staff at conference organizer BTC Media, said:
“We asked him to speak after hearing his positive comments about the bitcoin industry.”
Bitcoin: An Important ‘Lifesaver’ and ‘Innovation Engine’
It is critical that Kennedy attend the conference along with other political figures such as Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, Senator Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, Representative Byron Donalds of Florida, former Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii and the governor of Indonesia West Java.
Green disclosed that Kennedy will not receive payment for his presence. In addition, Kennedy’s publicist, Stefanie Spear, stated that the aspiring president would not accept speaking fees at any event held during his 2024 presidential bid.
According to Kennedy, the venture around bitcoin is “a huge engine of innovation” that has the potential to be used in the fight against authoritarian governments.
Furthermore, he defended Bitcoin on the grounds that it facilitates transactions beyond the reach of central authorities. The king of cryptocurrencies, in his words, is a “lifesaver for people’s movements around the world”.
However, ecologists, who see Bitcoin as a major contributor to the global warming phenomenon, questioned his perspective. Concerns about the amount of energy used by the cryptocurrency industry have been voiced by a significant number of environmental advocacy groups.
Total market cap of cryptocurrencies currently at $1.13 trillion. Chart: TradingView.com
In 2021, bitcoin mining alone was responsible for consuming more energy than all of Argentina.
Meanwhile, Anthony Scaramucci, a billionaire cryptocurrency supporter who served as former President Donald Trump’s communications chief for a short time, thinks Kennedy’s support of cryptocurrencies could bring him closer to the hearts of millions. dedicated users of these cryptocurrencies. .
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