Vivek Ramaswamy, the Republican presidential candidate, has announced that he will accept Bitcoin donations for his presidential campaign. He became the second candidate to publicly accept Bitcoin donations after Robert Kennedy Jr.
Ramaswamy, a 37-year-old entrepreneur and author of Woke, Inc., said he supports the development of the cryptocurrency industry and sees Bitcoin as “a symbol of freedom and the American spirit.” He also promised to protect the interests of cryptocurrency investors and employees through the administration of federal agencies.
“I believe in the future of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as a means to enhance personal freedom and financial independence. I also believe that America should be the leader in this area and not allow China or other countries to dictate the rules of the game,” said Ramaswamy.
Ramaswamy launched his campaign in April 2023 with the slogan “America First 2.0”. He positions himself as an intellectual conservative and successor to the work of Donald Trump. He advocates strengthening national security, fighting “woke” culture and corporate activism, limiting immigration, and protecting American values.
According to a recent YouGov poll, Ramaswamy received 4% support among Republican voters nationwide. He was in front of famous politicians like Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Nikki Haley. However, he is still behind the leaders of the race – Donald Trump (40%) and Ron De Santis (18%).