Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2024 presidential election and has expressed support for the growth of the crypto industry. He opposes central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and believes that people should have the right to trade digital assets. DeSantis spoke about his stance on Bitcoin, stating that he opposes any attempts to ban it. Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who is running for the Democratic nomination in 2024, also supports the crypto industry and has promised to reverse the government's hostility towards it. The crypto industry has become a policy issue in US politics, with companies spending millions of dollars on lobbying efforts.