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Donald Trump’s Pro-Cryptocurrency Stance at Libertarian Convention: Advocates for Ross Ulbricht’s Release

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  • His stance on reducing cryptocurrency regulations contrasts with bipartisan calls for stricter oversight following the FTX collapse.
  • Trump aims to secure Libertarian voters, despite the party planning to nominate its own candidates for election.

Former President Donald Trump recently spoke at the Libertarian Party convention, where he advocated for commuting the sentence of Ross Ulbricht, the founder of the online marketplace Silk Road. Trump’s advocacy is part of his strategy to widen his support base for the upcoming 2024 presidential election and to counteract the influence of third-party candidates.

During his speech, Trump declared his support for the cryptocurrency sector and voiced his intent to lead the U.S. to a forefront position in this industry. He promised to appoint Libertarians to significant positions in his administration if re-elected. 

This promise marks a strategic stance as he supports reducing regulations in the cryptocurrency industry, a position that diverges from the current bipartisan calls for more stringent controls following the FTX collapse.

The convention attendees, many of whom view Ulbricht as a martyr, responded positively to Trump’s call for clemency, displaying numerous “Free Ross” signs. This reaction underscores the Libertarian commitment to reforming areas they see as governmental overreach, including in areas like cryptocurrency regulation and criminal justice.

Trump’s decision to address the Libertarian convention was strategic, given that the party is set to nominate its own candidates for the upcoming elections. Despite this, Trump’s outreach aims to secure the roughly 3% of the voter base typically aligned with Libertarian candidates.

This outreach strategy unfolded just one day after Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who is mounting an independent bid for the presidency, also addressed the same convention. Kennedy’s candidacy is viewed as a potential threat to siphon votes from both major party candidates, and Trump has actively sought to diminish his impact.

In addition to his political maneuvers, Trump is concurrently dealing with significant legal challenges, including a trial over hush-money payments which is nearing a verdict. Nevertheless, a recent poll indicates that Trump is leading President Joe Biden among voters in seven pivotal swing states.

Overall, Trump’s appearance at the Libertarian convention and his vocal support for commuting Ulbricht’s sentence are integral to his broader effort to attract Libertarian voters and expand his electoral base as he prepares for the 2024 presidential race.

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Isai Alexei
Isai Alexei
As a content creator, Isai Alexei holds a degree in Marketing, providing a solid foundation for the exploration of technology and finance. Isai's journey into the crypto space began during academic years, where the transformative potential of blockchain technology was initially grasped. Intrigued, Isai delved deeper, ultimately making the inaugural cryptocurrency investment in Bitcoin. Witnessing the evolution of the crypto landscape has been both exciting and educational. Ethereum, with its smart contract capabilities, stands out as Isai's favorite, reflecting a genuine enthusiasm for cutting-edge web3 technologies. Business Email: info@ethnews.com Phone: +49 160 92211628