BTC Price Index and Live Chart – CoinDesk”>(BTC), calling it an “additional form of currency” in a CNBC appearance.

He added, “There have been many uses of [bitcoin], and i’m not certain that i would like to take it away now.” These comments are a dramatic shift from 2021, when Trump labelled Bitcoin as a scam and threatened the U.S. Dollar’s status as the world reserve currency.

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Trump’s remarks this morning follow remarks that he made last week , when he stated bitcoin has “taken on its own life” and will likely need regulation.

The GOP candidate for the 2024 Presidential election is far from being a Bitcoin maxi, or even showing more than a passing fascination with the crypto. He continued: “I don’t want anyone to leave the dollar. I only want one currency.” Then he talked about and his NFT offerings. He said, “People were buying these [NFTs] in droves. I was amazed at the number of them that were purchased with the new cryptocurrency.

Trump said that he would “not allow countries to go away from the dollar”, because if the U.S. lost this standard, it would “be like winning a revolution war.”

UPDATE: March 11, 2024, 13:57 UTC: Add Trump’s quote about not allowing nations to leave the US dollar.

Stephen Alpher edited the book.