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Gemini Launches Campaign Finance Initiative to Support Pro-Crypto Candidates

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  • Following a $2 million donation to Trump, Gemini’s launch aims to influence a favorable political climate.
  • Tyler Winklevoss criticizes Biden’s administration for stifling crypto growth, highlighting fears of overregulation harming the industry.

Gemini, the cryptocurrency exchange founded by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, has launched a new initiative aimed at supporting pro-crypto candidates in the upcoming U.S. Presidential election. This move underscores the increasing intersection of cryptocurrency interests with political advocacy.

The initiative was announced shortly after the Winklevoss twins donated $2 million to former President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign. This contribution, made on June 20, 2024, highlights the twins’ active involvement in shaping a favorable political environment for the cryptocurrency industry.

In a related development, Tyler Winklevoss sharply criticized President Joe Biden’s administration for its approach to the crypto industry. He expressed concerns over the administration’s regulatory measures, which he perceives as overly restrictive and detrimental to the success of the crypto sector.

Winklevoss’s criticism extended to the broader economic policies of the current administration, which he believes could potentially harm the U.S. economy in the long run.

This year has marked a increase in political engagement from the cryptocurrency community, referred to as ‘Cryptopolitik’. In addition to Gemini’s efforts, other major players in the industry have also stepped up their political advocacy. For instance, Coinbase’s political action committee (PAC) successfully gathered 1 million signatures from pro-crypto advocates earlier in June.

Furthermore, following discussions with former President Trump, leading figures from companies such as CleanSpark, Marathon Digital, and Riot Platforms founded “The Bitcoin Voter Project”.

Winklevoss twins donated 30.94 Bitcoin

This non-profit aims to educate the American public about Bitcoin without endorsing specific candidates. The project’s objective is to foster greater understanding and support for cryptocurrency among voters.

As the 2024 Presidential election approaches, the actions of Gemini and other crypto organizations reflect a strategic push to influence policy and public opinion in favor of a more crypto-friendly regulatory environment.

This trend of increased political activism within the cryptocurrency sector highlights its evolution from a niche interest to a stakeholder in the national political sector.

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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: [email protected] Phone: +49 160 92211628