“In the capacity of president, commencing day one, CBDC finds its place within the rubbish bin. We will not permit it,” asserted Ron DeSantis during a political event in New Hampshire.

In his 2024 presidential campaign, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is emphasizing “economic autonomy,” with a special focus on digital currencies. Notably, he recently enacted a ban on CBDCs in Florida, showcasing his strong stance on the matter.

At a New Hampshire campaign event on July 31, DeSantis reaffirmed his stance on CBDC prohibition. If elected president in 2024, he plans to halt Biden’s aggressive actions towards Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

DeSantis made comparisons between the U.S. government’s strategies for CBDCs and China’s endeavors. Wherein the CBDC policy aims to be implemented in 24 central bank in 2030.

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Republican Candidate DeSantis’ Presidential Aspirations and Polling Position

After announcing his campaign on Twitter, DeSantis faces challenges but remains the second most viable Republican candidate, per multiple polls.

According to most surveys, DeSantis lags considerably behind Donald Trump, the former president who faced impeachment twice and is now under federal indictment, as both prepare to compete in state primaries beginning in January. The ultimate decision on the Republican candidate will be made at the Republican National Convention in July 2024.

Various contenders from the Democratic and Republican parties aiming for the 2024 presidential election have shared their stances on cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs).

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a Democratic party candidate polling around 40-50 points behind Biden, has expressed support for cryptocurrencies and revealed his BTC purchases during his campaign.

On the Republican side, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, who currently receives a BTC salary and played a role in launching the “MiamiCoin” project, announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in June.

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