Elections

Indonesia Parliament. (Oscar Siagian/Getty Images)
Indonesia Vice Presidential Candidate Promises to Create 'Crypto Experts' as Election Looms
The country's dynamic crypto market has been a focus for politicians looking to use it to fuel economic growth.
Indonesia Parliament. (Oscar Siagian/Getty Images)

U.S. Crypto Lobbying Spending on Pace for New Record This Year
U.S. Crypto Lobbying Spending on Pace for New Record This Year
Reuters reports that U.S. lobbying spending by the crypto industry is on pace to hit a record high this year. Crypto companies spent nearly $20 million on lobbying by the end...
U.S. Crypto Lobbying Spending on Pace for New Record This Year

What Are U.S. Presidential Hopefuls Saying About Crypto?
What Are U.S. Presidential Hopefuls Saying About Crypto?
Cryptocurrency and digital asset regulation has become a talking point for some presidential hopefuls in the 2024 U.S. elections. CoinDesk's global policy and regulation manag...
What Are U.S. Presidential Hopefuls Saying About Crypto?

Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy doesn't support using bitcoin to stabilize the dollar. (Frederick Munawa)
Bitcoin Won’t Back U.S. Dollar, Presidential Hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy Says
The Republican candidate’s comments stand in contrast to Democratic candidate Robert F. Kennedy, who supports using bitcoin to stabilize the dollar.
Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy doesn't support using bitcoin to stabilize the dollar. (Frederick Munawa)

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Central Bank Digital Currencies Are Unexpectedly Becoming a Presidential Election Issue
The United States has no plans to issue a digital dollar. So why are so many politicians coming out against the idea?
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announces his candidacy in Boston on April 19. (Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
RFK Jr. Raises Crypto Taxes, Regulation as Issues in Opening Days of 2024 Presidential Race
Democratic presidential candidate Robert Kennedy Jr. is criticizing the White House effort to establish a 30% tax for crypto mining in the U.S.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announces his candidacy in Boston on April 19. (Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

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Head of Thailand’s Opposition Party Promises $300 Crypto Airdrop if Elected Prime Minister: Report
Local stakeholders call the move a “marketing gimmick” while others say it's the most efficient way to distribute economic stimulus.
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Nigeria has elected a new president in a disputed election. (Emmanuel Ikwuegbu/Unsplash)
Nigeria Picks Bola Tinubu as President Amid Cash Shortages
Tinubu will replace Muhammadu Buhari, whose government issued the eNaira and banned banks from interacting with crypto firms.
Nigeria has elected a new president in a disputed election. (Emmanuel Ikwuegbu/Unsplash)

U.K. member of Parliament Lisa Cameron (Camomile Shumba/CoinDesk)
UK’s Crypto Future Is Bright No Matter Who’s in Charge, Lawmaker Says
Member of Parliament Lisa Cameron’s cross-party group for digital assets is working to ensure crypto regulations remain apolitical amid all the changes in leadership.
U.K. member of Parliament Lisa Cameron (Camomile Shumba/CoinDesk)