Story by: Billy Bambrough
The bitcoin and cryptocurrency world has been left reeling after U.S. president Donald Trump unleashed a scathing attack on bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, branding them “unregulated crypto assets” and based on “thin air.”
However, far more importantly, Trump has inadvertently catapulted bitcoin and cryptocurrencies into a presidential issue and given valuable recognition to the burgeoning bitcoin technology—with some 2020 U.S. presidential election hopefuls already bitcoin and cryptocurrency fans.
“Possibly the largest bull signal for [bitcoin] ever,” the chief executive of bitcoin and crypto exchange and payments group, Jeremy Allaire, said via Twitter. “Crypto now a presidential/global policy issue. People everywhere will embrace a mix of sovereign and non-sovereign digital currency.”
Elsewhere, the bitcoin and cryptocurrency community took Trump’s tweets as an endorsement of bitcoin and the underlying blockchain technology.
“Achievement unlocked! I dreamt about a sitting U.S. president needing to respond to growing cryptocurrency usage years ago,” Coinbase chief executive Brian Armstrong tweeted. “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.’ We just made it to step three y’all.”