The 2024 U.S. Election: A Potential Catalyst for the Next Cryptocurrency Bull Market?

by BSC News

July 28, 2023


The 2024 U.S. Presidential Election could impact the cryptocurrency market. Learn about each candidate's stance on crypto and how their potential presidency could trigger the next bull run.


  • The 2024 U.S. Presidential Election could be pivotal in shaping the next cryptocurrency bull market, with candidates' stances on crypto being a key factor.
  • Incumbent president, Joe Biden, maintains a skeptical stance on cryptocurrencies, contrasting challengers like Ron DeSantis, Vivek Ramaswamy, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who support Bitcoin and the broader crypto market.
  • Candidates' supportive views and actions toward Bitcoin could potentially spark a bullish trend in the crypto market.
  • The global influence of the U.S. means a pro-Bitcoin president could encourage other nations to embrace crypto, leading to a significant boost for the industry.

Incumbent and Challengers: Differing Stances on Crypto

As the U.S. 2024 presidential election approaches, an intriguing question emerges: if the outcome of this vote would lead to the next cryptocurrency bull market? The potential for this lies in the political stances of the key players and the resultant policy changes that might unfold.

The incumbent president, Joe Biden, maintains a wary stance on cryptocurrencies. His tenure so far has seen a more cautious view on this burgeoning asset class, including his proposed 30% tax on cryptocurrency mining. Biden‘s 2023 Economy Report of the President (Chapter 8) also downplayed the appeal and numerous claims of crypto assets, noting that many are speculative investment vehicles and even stablecoins can be subject to run risk. 


Most of his statements, tagged as “The Reality of Crypto Assets,” have proven to be true recently with the huge volatility in the crypto market, $UST’s sudden collapse, and more. 

While his statements are true, it is a bearish sentiment for crypto and a point of contention for many candidates challenging him for the presidency. 

Among the high-profile challengers are Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Vivek Ramaswamy, Ron DeSantis, and even former President Donald Trump, each of whom has expressed supportive views on Bitcoin and the broader cryptocurrency market. Their track records on this topic provide intriguing clues to the potential trajectory of the crypto industry should any of them secure the presidency.

A Closer Look at the Crypto-Friendly Contenders

Despite Donald Trump's past comments expressing skepticism about Bitcoin, he remains a supporter of the broader crypto market, particularly Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). The Trump-branded NFT trading cards have garnered attention in the crypto space, and many polls suggest he remains a favored Republican nominee.

Another major player is the Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis. He is a vocal critic of the proposed Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and believes it represents a risk to financial autonomy by centralizing power. This belief extends to the Federal Reserve's FedNow 24/7 Instant Payments System, viewed as a CBDC precursor. DeSantis' commitment to a crypto-friendly future extends beyond words, as evidenced by the bill he signed prohibiting federal CBDCs in Florida.

Entrepreneur and Republican candidate Vivek Ramaswamy also aligns with pro-crypto sentiments. As part of his campaign, Ramaswamy proposed that Bitcoin should not be regulated as a security, further demonstrating his support by accepting Bitcoin donations for his presidential bid.

Not to be left out, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., although unlikely to surpass Biden as the leading Democratic candidate, has asserted his strong advocacy for Bitcoin and crypto technologies. His endorsement of Bitcoin as a symbol of democracy and freedom, coupled with his recent decision to purchase Bitcoin for his children, underscores his support for the crypto industry.

A Bullish Future for Crypto?

The stances these candidates take toward cryptocurrencies could potentially spark a bullish trend in the crypto market. As a global financial powerhouse, the U.S. plays a pivotal role in shaping worldwide financial trends. 

As evident in Micheal Saylor’s presidential poll, citizens are leaning on candidates that have full support for Bitcoin: 

A presidential endorsement of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies could encourage other nations to embrace crypto, significantly boosting the industry and making it an attractive prospect for investors.

Awaiting the Verdict: The 2024 Presidential Election

As November 5, 2024, approaches, the crypto world will watch the U.S. election keenly. The results could bring about a new era for Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, paving the way for the next bull market. 

Indeed, the fate of the crypto market may well rest in the hands of the American electorate. May the best candidate prevail.