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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. vows to defend Bitcoin against 'invasive surveillance'

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Roughly a month after he announced his willingness to run in next year’s U.S. presidential election, Democratic presidential candidate Robert F.

Kennedy Jr. has declared he will defend Bitcoin (BTC) against what he describes as "invasive surveillance”. During a speech he gave on the final day of the 2023 Bitcoin Conference in Miami, Kennedy declared the top crypto won him over when he realized the Canadian government was using surveillance and data tracking systems to prevent truckers protesting against pandemic measures from accessing the funds in their bank accounts. "We live in a time now that technology has dangerously expanded the capacity for governments and corporations to control our lives," the politician said, as quoted by Decrypt. "Distant, impersonal multinationals and authoritarian technologies have usurped realms of human activity that were once private or held by the community,” according to the presidential candidate.

The politician also criticized President Joe Biden's proposal to impose a 30% tax on energy use for BTC miners, claiming it would necessitate the development of an invasive surveillance system to analyze miner energy usage.Kennedy is the son of U.S.

attorney general Robert F. Kennedy and President John F. Kennedy’s nephew. In an April 19 speech during which he unveiled his bid to challenge President Joe Biden as the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate in 2024, he blasted the pharmaceutical industry, social media platforms he accuses of censorship, Biden’s commitment to the war in Ukraine, but also former President Donald Trump’s “lockdown” of the U.S.

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