Biden Campaign Reportedly Exploring Bitcoin and Crypto Donations

President Biden’s re-election campaign is allegedly in talks to accept Bitcoin and crypto donations, according to reports. This move comes after rival Donald Trump opened up Bitcoin contributions for his campaign.

JUST IN: 🇺🇸 Joe Biden’s campaign is in talks to accept crypto donations through Coinbase Commerce, The Block reports.

— Bitcoin Magazine (@BitcoinMagazine) June 12, 2024

Sources claim Biden’s team is discussing accepting crypto donations via Coinbase Commerce. The payment service enables contributions to Trump’s campaign.

The Biden campaign’s outreach is reportedly an effort to appeal to Bitcoin and crypto-focused voters ahead of the hotly contested 2024 election. 

However, the news sparked a backlash from some industry figures. Critics argued it was hypocritical given the Biden administration’s hostile stance toward the industry, including a recent veto of bipartisan crypto legislation.

Sources say Biden’s team wants to signal a friendlier posture on Bitcoin and crypto. With the election expected to come down to razor-thin margins, Bitcoin and crypto voters could prove decisive. 

Billionaire Mark Cuban suggested Biden’s indifference to crypto could hand Trump the presidency. Recent polls give Trump a double-digit lead among crypto holders.

The Biden campaign did not officially confirm the reports on potential crypto donations. Sources stressed talks are still exploratory as Biden gauges the Bitcoin and crypto landscape.

The engagement nonetheless shows Bitcoin’s growing influence. Both parties realize appeasing Bitcoin supporters is now necessary, even if symbolic. With potential voters and donors at stake, expect more Bitcoin pandering as November nears.