Trump to Speak at Bitcoin Conference in Nashville on July 27

The former president will give a 30-minute speech at 2 p.m. CT

AccessTimeIconJul 10, 2024 at 11:29 p.m. UTC
Updated Jul 11, 2024 at 6:58 p.m. UTC

The presumptive Republican U.S. presidential nominee will be speaking at the upcoming Bitcoin conference in Nashville, Tennessee, later this month, the conference organizer announced Wednesday.

Earlier in the day, speculation of a Trump appearance increased as speakers told CoinDesk their slot was reassigned to make room for what an email described as “a very special guest.”

Former President Trump will be speaking at 2 p.m. CT (19:00 UTC) for 30 minutes on the last day of the conference, which runs from July 25-27, a spokesman for the conference told CoinDesk.

Trump has leaned into Bitcoin and crypto rhetoric since coming out in favor of the industry at his NFT gala this spring. He’s since baked pro-Bitcoin policies into the core Republican Party platform, casting a strong contrast with the Biden administration.

Trump’s upcoming speech is likely to further burnish a self-assigned image of crypto booster, despite previous misgivings of the tech during his first administration. His attendance at the annual Bitcoin gathering was widely expected.


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