Elections

Nate Silver will now reportedly work for prediction market Polymarket. (Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for AWXII)
Polymarket Hires Nate Silver After Taking in $265M of Bets on U.S. Election: Report
The crypto-based prediction market has taken more than $400 million in bets this year.
Nate Silver will now reportedly work for prediction market Polymarket. (Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for AWXII)

cloak, alley (Nghia Do Thanh/Unsplash)
Rarimo's Worldcoin Alternative RariMe Goes Live
The app allows users to generate passport zero-knowledge proofs (ZKs) to verify the uniqueness of individuals without revealing their identity
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Emmanuel Macron (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Macron Calls Surprise French Election That's Unlikely to Stir Crypto, Is Likely to Shake Up Government
The French president called a snap election after an unexpectedly poor showing in voting for the European Parliament.
Emmanuel Macron (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak stands at a lectern
UK Sets July 4 Date for Election Likely to Oust Conservative Party, Spelling Uncertainty for Crypto Hub Plans
The opposition Labour Party has been silent on crypto, but said it is interested in promoting tokenization in the country.
U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak stands at a lectern

South Korea flag (Daniel Bernard/ Unsplash)
South Korea’s April 10 Election: What’s at Stake for the Crypto Universe
In South Korea’s election, voters casting their ballot based on crypto policies could be decisive given the predictions of a tight election.
South Korea flag (Daniel Bernard/ Unsplash)

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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