Election Coverage 2024

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MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - JULY 15: (L-R) Tucker Carlson, U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL), Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. President Donald Trump,  Republican Vice Presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH), and Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) appear on the first day of the Republican National Convention at the Fiserv Forum on July 15, 2024 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Delegates, politicians, and the Republican faithful are in Milwaukee for the annual convention, concluding with former President Donald Trump accepting his party's presidential nomination. The RNC takes place from July 15-18. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Trump Odds on Polymarket Hit Another All-Time High After Vance VP Pick

With a millennial running mate, the former president now has a 72% chance of retaking the White House, traders on the crypto-based prediction market are signaling.
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - JULY 15: (L-R) Tucker Carlson, U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL), Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. President Donald Trump,  Republican Vice Presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH), and Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) appear on the first day of the Republican National Convention at the Fiserv Forum on July 15, 2024 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Delegates, politicians, and the Republican faithful are in Milwaukee for the annual convention, concluding with former President Donald Trump accepting his party's presidential nomination. The RNC takes place from July 15-18. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
BUTLER, PENNSYLVANIA - JULY 13: Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he is rushed offstage by U.S. Secret Service agents after being grazed by a bullet during a rally on July 13, 2024 in Butler, Pennsylvania. Butler County district attorney Richard Goldinger said the shooter is dead after injuring former U.S. President Donald Trump, killing one audience member and injuring another in the shooting. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
Trump Campaign's Crypto Donations Amounted to $3M of $331M Raised Last Quarter: WSJ
Roughly 100 people contributed crypto the campaign, including high-profile industry players like the Winklevoss twins and Kraken's Jesse Powell.
BUTLER, PENNSYLVANIA - JULY 13: Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he is rushed offstage by U.S. Secret Service agents after being grazed by a bullet during a rally on July 13, 2024 in Butler, Pennsylvania. Butler County district attorney Richard Goldinger said the shooter is dead after injuring former U.S. President Donald Trump, killing one audience member and injuring another in the shooting. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
Ohio Senator J.D. Vance (Andrew Harnik/Getty Images)
Pro-Crypto Ohio Senator J.D. Vance Is Donald Trump's Vice President Pick
Trump said that the Ohio Senator “will be strongly focused on the people he fought so brilliantly for, the American Workers and Farmers.”
Ohio Senator J.D. Vance (Andrew Harnik/Getty Images)
LAUREL, MARYLAND (May 10, 2024) Director of the United States Secret Service, Kimberly Cheatle, speaks during the Secret Service Wall of Honor Ceremony at the James J. Rowley Training Center in Laurel, Maryland. (DHS photo by Tia Dufour)
U.S. Secret Service Chief Probably Won't Be Fired, Polymarket Bets Signal
The shooting at Trump's rally created severe concerns with the Secret Service's planning. Plus: Another all-time high for Trump's odds of victory; bettors think BTC will conti...
LAUREL, MARYLAND (May 10, 2024) Director of the United States Secret Service, Kimberly Cheatle, speaks during the Secret Service Wall of Honor Ceremony at the James J. Rowley Training Center in Laurel, Maryland. (DHS photo by Tia Dufour)

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The Latest News on the U.S. Election

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - JULY 15: (L-R) Tucker Carlson, U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL), Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. President Donald Trump,  Republican Vice Presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH), and Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) appear on the first day of the Republican National Convention at the Fiserv Forum on July 15, 2024 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Delegates, politicians, and the Republican faithful are in Milwaukee for the annual convention, concluding with former President Donald Trump accepting his party's presidential nomination. The RNC takes place from July 15-18. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Trump Odds on Polymarket Hit Another All-Time High After Vance VP Pick

With a millennial running mate, the former president now has a 72% chance of retaking the White House, traders on the crypto-based prediction market are signaling.

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - JULY 15: (L-R) Tucker Carlson, U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL), Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. President Donald Trump,  Republican Vice Presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH), and Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) appear on the first day of the Republican National Convention at the Fiserv Forum on July 15, 2024 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Delegates, politicians, and the Republican faithful are in Milwaukee for the annual convention, concluding with former President Donald Trump accepting his party's presidential nomination. The RNC takes place from July 15-18. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
BUTLER, PENNSYLVANIA - JULY 13: Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he is rushed offstage by U.S. Secret Service agents after being grazed by a bullet during a rally on July 13, 2024 in Butler, Pennsylvania. Butler County district attorney Richard Goldinger said the shooter is dead after injuring former U.S. President Donald Trump, killing one audience member and injuring another in the shooting. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
Trump Campaign's Crypto Donations Amounted to $3M of $331M Raised Last Quarter: WSJ

Roughly 100 people contributed crypto the campaign, including high-profile industry players like the Winklevoss twins and Kraken's Jesse Powell.

BUTLER, PENNSYLVANIA - JULY 13: Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he is rushed offstage by U.S. Secret Service agents after being grazed by a bullet during a rally on July 13, 2024 in Butler, Pennsylvania. Butler County district attorney Richard Goldinger said the shooter is dead after injuring former U.S. President Donald Trump, killing one audience member and injuring another in the shooting. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
Ohio Senator J.D. Vance (Andrew Harnik/Getty Images)
Pro-Crypto Ohio Senator J.D. Vance Is Donald Trump's Vice President Pick

Trump said that the Ohio Senator “will be strongly focused on the people he fought so brilliantly for, the American Workers and Farmers.”

Ohio Senator J.D. Vance (Andrew Harnik/Getty Images)
LAUREL, MARYLAND (May 10, 2024) Director of the United States Secret Service, Kimberly Cheatle, speaks during the Secret Service Wall of Honor Ceremony at the James J. Rowley Training Center in Laurel, Maryland. (DHS photo by Tia Dufour)
U.S. Secret Service Chief Probably Won't Be Fired, Polymarket Bets Signal

The shooting at Trump's rally created severe concerns with the Secret Service's planning. Plus: Another all-time high for Trump's odds of victory; bettors think BTC will conti...

LAUREL, MARYLAND (May 10, 2024) Director of the United States Secret Service, Kimberly Cheatle, speaks during the Secret Service Wall of Honor Ceremony at the James J. Rowley Training Center in Laurel, Maryland. (DHS photo by Tia Dufour)
BUTLER, PENNSYLVANIA - JULY 13: Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he is rushed offstage by U.S. Secret Service agents after being grazed by a bullet during a rally on July 13, 2024 in Butler, Pennsylvania. Butler County district attorney Richard Goldinger said the shooter is dead after injuring former U.S. President Donald Trump, killing one audience member and injuring another in the shooting. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
Trump's Odds of Victory Hit All-Time High on Polymarket After Shooting

The former president, who was injured at a rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday, now has a 70% chance of retaking the White House, according to traders on the crypto-based predic...

BUTLER, PENNSYLVANIA - JULY 13: Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he is rushed offstage by U.S. Secret Service agents after being grazed by a bullet during a rally on July 13, 2024 in Butler, Pennsylvania. Butler County district attorney Richard Goldinger said the shooter is dead after injuring former U.S. President Donald Trump, killing one audience member and injuring another in the shooting. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
The first portrait of Joe Biden as president of the United States, 2021. (The White House)
Biden Overtakes VP Harris as Likeliest Dem Nominee on Polymarket During President's Press Conference (Update)

The president said he plans to stay in the race but "it's important that I allay fears."

The first portrait of Joe Biden as president of the United States, 2021. (The White House)
U.S. senators questioned several of President Joe Biden's regulator nominees, including on crypto issues. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
SEC Commissioner Grilled on Bitcoin ETFs as Senators Weigh U.S. Regulator Nominees

Crypto wasn't a major topic in a four-person confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking Committee, though SEC Commissioner Crenshaw was questioned on bitcoin ETFs.

U.S. senators questioned several of President Joe Biden's regulator nominees, including on crypto issues. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
A new poll suggests former U.S. President Donald Trump's recent support for crypto may convince some Republicans to see him in a more positive light. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Trump's New Crypto Enthusiasm Could Help Him Win More Votes: Poll

A Paradigm-sponsored poll of Republicans shows that some of them who weren't fans of former President Donald Trump like his newfound support for digital assets in the U.S.

A new poll suggests former U.S. President Donald Trump's recent support for crypto may convince some Republicans to see him in a more positive light. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Sen. JD Vance, right, with former U.S. President Donald Trump (Drew Angerer/Getty images)
Crypto-Friendly Sen. JD Vance's Odds as Trump VP Pick Double on Polymarket

Traders on the crypto-based prediction market now see a 29% chance that the Ohio Republican will be former President Trump’s running mate, up from 14% a week ago.

Sen. JD Vance, right, with former U.S. President Donald Trump (Drew Angerer/Getty images)
Former President Donald Trump's party has formally adopted a pro-crypto platform. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
Trump's Official Republican Platform Pledges to Halt Crypto 'Crackdown'

Though not listing it as a top priority, the Republican National Committee adopted a platform that aims to boost digital assets innovation.

Former President Donald Trump's party has formally adopted a pro-crypto platform. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 07: People are seen celebrating on the statue of Marianne on the Place de la Republique to celebrate after the Nouveau Front Populaire, an alliance of left wing parties including the far-left wing party, La France Insoumise came in first on July 07, 2024 in Paris, France. The National Rally party was expected to have a strong showing in the second round of France's legislative election, which was called by the French president last month after his party performed poorly in the European election, but first projections have shown an unexpected lead for French left wing alliance New Popular Front. (Photo by Remon Haazen/Getty Images)
Prediction Markets and Polls Both Got the French Election Wrong

Plus: Polymarket traders remain skeptical about Biden's insistence he's staying in the U.S. presidential race; will ETH fall to $2,630?

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 07: People are seen celebrating on the statue of Marianne on the Place de la Republique to celebrate after the Nouveau Front Populaire, an alliance of left wing parties including the far-left wing party, La France Insoumise came in first on July 07, 2024 in Paris, France. The National Rally party was expected to have a strong showing in the second round of France's legislative election, which was called by the French president last month after his party performed poorly in the European election, but first projections have shown an unexpected lead for French left wing alliance New Popular Front. (Photo by Remon Haazen/Getty Images)
MADISON, WISONSIN - JULY 05: (EDITOR’S NOTE: This Handout image was provided by a third-party organization and may not adhere to Getty Images’ editorial policy.) In this handout photo provided by ABC, U.S. President Joe Biden speaks with 'This Week' anchor George Stephanopoulos on July 05, 2024 in Madison, Wisconsin. The president sat down with Stephanopoulos while on the campaign trail in Wisconsin, a few days after a debate with former President Donald Trump. (Photo by ABC via Getty Images)
Biden's Odds on Polymarket Little Changed After ABC TV Interview

The president's chances of reelection languished at 11% and his probability of dropping out lingered around 64%, according to traders on the crypto-based prediction market pla...

MADISON, WISONSIN - JULY 05: (EDITOR’S NOTE: This Handout image was provided by a third-party organization and may not adhere to Getty Images’ editorial policy.) In this handout photo provided by ABC, U.S. President Joe Biden speaks with 'This Week' anchor George Stephanopoulos on July 05, 2024 in Madison, Wisconsin. The president sat down with Stephanopoulos while on the campaign trail in Wisconsin, a few days after a debate with former President Donald Trump. (Photo by ABC via Getty Images)
Kyle Samani of Multicoin (CoinDesk)
Multicoin Pledges up to $1M for Pro-Crypto Senate Candidates

The investment firm is eager to flip the Senate for Republicans.

Kyle Samani of Multicoin (CoinDesk)
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - JUNE 27: U.S. President Joe Biden participates in the CNN Presidential Debate at the CNN Studios on June 27, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia. President Biden and Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. President Donald Trump are facing off in the first presidential debate of the 2024 campaign. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Biden's Odds of Dropping Out Surge to Almost 80% on Polymarket After New York Times Report

It had been only 55% earlier in the day.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - JUNE 27: U.S. President Joe Biden participates in the CNN Presidential Debate at the CNN Studios on June 27, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia. President Biden and Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. President Donald Trump are facing off in the first presidential debate of the 2024 campaign. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Former President Donald Trump (left) and President Joe Biden (right) debated in Atlanta on Thursday night. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Biden's Odds of Dropping Out Jump to 55% on Polymarket as Obama Raises 'Concerns' About Presidential Campaign

Traders are now giving a 55% chance President Biden abandons his campaign and a 42% chance he does it before the Democratic convention

Former President Donald Trump (left) and President Joe Biden (right) debated in Atlanta on Thursday night. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND - JUNE 24: U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks on reproductive rights at Ritchie Coliseum on the campus of the University of Maryland on June 24, 2024 in College Park, Maryland. Harris is speaking on the two year anniversary of the Dobbs decision, the Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade and struck down federal abortion protections. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)
Kamala Harris' Odds of Winning Democratic Nomination Surge on Polymarket

Supporters are calling on the vice president to step up following boss Biden's doddering debate debacle.

COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND - JUNE 24: U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks on reproductive rights at Ritchie Coliseum on the campus of the University of Maryland on June 24, 2024 in College Park, Maryland. Harris is speaking on the two year anniversary of the Dobbs decision, the Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade and struck down federal abortion protections. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - JUNE 27: U.S. President Joe Biden participates in the CNN Presidential Debate at the CNN Studios on June 27, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia. President Biden and Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. President Donald Trump are facing off in the first presidential debate of the 2024 campaign. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
UPDATE: Polymarket Logs First $100M Month as Election Drama Heats Up

President Biden's blunders during last week's debate are the latest factor driving volume on the crypto-based prediction market.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - JUNE 27: U.S. President Joe Biden participates in the CNN Presidential Debate at the CNN Studios on June 27, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia. President Biden and Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. President Donald Trump are facing off in the first presidential debate of the 2024 campaign. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Donald Trump's recent crypto embrace means solana ETFs might have a shot if he becomes president again. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Solana ETF Applications Look Like Bets on Trump Retaking White House, Making U.S. Friendlier to Crypto

VanEck and 21Shares' applications seem doomed under the Biden administration. But they include a deadline that lapses when Trump would be in office, if he wins the presidency...

Donald Trump's recent crypto embrace means solana ETFs might have a shot if he becomes president again. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Other Major Elections

Labour Party leader Keir Starmer secured victory in the U.K. election (Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)
Labour Landslide Sets Up Starmer as UK Prime Minister With Unstated Crypto Plans

While the industry was not mentioned in the party's manifesto or on the campaign trail, Labour has said it will support tokenization and a central bank digital currency.

Labour Party leader Keir Starmer secured victory in the U.K. election (Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)
Labour leader Keir Starmer campaigns as U.K. election day comes closer (Carl Court/Getty Images)
Ahead of the U.K. Election, Major Parties Remain Silent on Crypto Issues

The U.K. is set to hold its first election in five years on Thursday and crypto is not a campaign-trail issue.

Labour leader Keir Starmer campaigns as U.K. election day comes closer (Carl Court/Getty Images)
South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa has been appointed to a new term as president. (Per-Anders Pettersson/Getty Images)
South Africa Re-Elects Cyril Ramaphosa of the ANC as President

The election results are not expected to have much of an impact on South Africa's crypto industry.

South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa has been appointed to a new term as president. (Per-Anders Pettersson/Getty Images)
Labour Leader Keir Starmer Meets New Labour MP Chris Webb 16x9
Industry Stakeholders Believe a UK Election Won't Derail Crypto Plans

A U.K. election is expected to happen this year, but it likely won't change the trajectory of the country's crypto policy efforts.

Labour Leader Keir Starmer Meets New Labour MP Chris Webb 16x9

India Elections

Narendra Modi greets supporters in May. (Elke Scholiers/Getty Images)
India Springs Election Surprise, Sends Equity Market Crashing With Uncertain Implications for Crypto

Any plans for comprehensive crypto legislation could be kicked further down the road after a weaker-than-forecast showing for the governing party.

Narendra Modi greets supporters in May. (Elke Scholiers/Getty Images)
(L-R) Shaktikanta Das, Governor, Reserve Bank of India and Nirmala Sitharaman, Indian Finance Minister at the G20 Annual Meetings, in Washington DC in October 2022. (Indian Ministry of Finance)
India Keeps Stiff Taxes on Crypto as Interim-Budget Is Revealed in Election Year

Expectations were low for a change in the stiff taxes on crypto transactions: a 30% tax on profits and a 1% TDS on all transactions.

(L-R) Shaktikanta Das, Governor, Reserve Bank of India and Nirmala Sitharaman, Indian Finance Minister at the G20 Annual Meetings, in Washington DC in October 2022. (Indian Ministry of Finance)
Indian flag, elections, ballot box, casting vote. (Gettyimages/btgbtg)
What’s at Stake for Crypto in India as the World’s Largest Democracy Is in the Midst of Its National Election?

Crypto’s significance as an election issue remains non-existent or at best negligible.

Indian flag, elections, ballot box, casting vote. (Gettyimages/btgbtg)

EU Elections

The EU flag (Christian Lue/Unsplash)
Elections Across Europe Won't Hinder Bloc's Crypto Ambitions

France, Austria, Germany and other countries are expected to have elections soon, following this month's European Parliament contest.

The EU flag (Christian Lue/Unsplash)
EU parliament facade (Guillaume Périgois/Unsplash)
What Do the EU Election Results Mean for Digital Assets?

Centrist parties hold power, but a right-wing majority is active on polarizing issues. The crypto industry needs to choose what it stands for, and with whom it wants to work,...

EU parliament facade (Guillaume Périgois/Unsplash)
(Pixabay)
EU Vote See Reelection of Some Officials With Key Roles in Bloc's Crypto Journey

Among the MEPs retaining their seats is Stefan Berger, who steered the landmark MiCA legislation.

(Pixabay)
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)

Global Election Coverage

Ohio Senator J.D. Vance (Andrew Harnik/Getty Images)
Pro-Crypto Ohio Senator J.D. Vance Is Donald Trump's Vice President Pick

Trump said that the Ohio Senator “will be strongly focused on the people he fought so brilliantly for, the American Workers and Farmers.”

Ohio Senator J.D. Vance (Andrew Harnik/Getty Images)
Donald J. Trump at a rally (Gerd Altmann, modified by CoinDesk)
Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss Each Contributed $250,000 to New Trump-Aligned Super PAC

America PAC has raised $8.75 million this quarter from a handful of tech and venture capital executives.

Donald J. Trump at a rally (Gerd Altmann, modified by CoinDesk)
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - JULY 15: (L-R) Tucker Carlson, U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL), Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. President Donald Trump,  Republican Vice Presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH), and Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) appear on the first day of the Republican National Convention at the Fiserv Forum on July 15, 2024 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Delegates, politicians, and the Republican faithful are in Milwaukee for the annual convention, concluding with former President Donald Trump accepting his party's presidential nomination. The RNC takes place from July 15-18. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Trump Odds on Polymarket Hit Another All-Time High After Vance VP Pick

With a millennial running mate, the former president now has a 72% chance of retaking the White House, traders on the crypto-based prediction market are signaling.

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - JULY 15: (L-R) Tucker Carlson, U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL), Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. President Donald Trump,  Republican Vice Presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH), and Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) appear on the first day of the Republican National Convention at the Fiserv Forum on July 15, 2024 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Delegates, politicians, and the Republican faithful are in Milwaukee for the annual convention, concluding with former President Donald Trump accepting his party's presidential nomination. The RNC takes place from July 15-18. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
BUTLER, PENNSYLVANIA - JULY 13: Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he is rushed offstage by U.S. Secret Service agents after being grazed by a bullet during a rally on July 13, 2024 in Butler, Pennsylvania. Butler County district attorney Richard Goldinger said the shooter is dead after injuring former U.S. President Donald Trump, killing one audience member and injuring another in the shooting. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
Trump Campaign's Crypto Donations Amounted to $3M of $331M Raised Last Quarter: WSJ

Roughly 100 people contributed crypto the campaign, including high-profile industry players like the Winklevoss twins and Kraken's Jesse Powell.

BUTLER, PENNSYLVANIA - JULY 13: Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he is rushed offstage by U.S. Secret Service agents after being grazed by a bullet during a rally on July 13, 2024 in Butler, Pennsylvania. Butler County district attorney Richard Goldinger said the shooter is dead after injuring former U.S. President Donald Trump, killing one audience member and injuring another in the shooting. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
Sen. JD Vance, right, with former U.S. President Donald Trump (Drew Angerer/Getty images)
Crypto-Friendly Sen. JD Vance's Odds as Trump VP Pick Double on Polymarket

Traders on the crypto-based prediction market now see a 29% chance that the Ohio Republican will be former President Trump’s running mate, up from 14% a week ago.

Sen. JD Vance, right, with former U.S. President Donald Trump (Drew Angerer/Getty images)
BUTLER, PENNSYLVANIA - JULY 13: Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he is rushed offstage by U.S. Secret Service agents after being grazed by a bullet during a rally on July 13, 2024 in Butler, Pennsylvania. Butler County district attorney Richard Goldinger said the shooter is dead after injuring former U.S. President Donald Trump, killing one audience member and injuring another in the shooting. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
Trump's Odds of Victory Hit All-Time High on Polymarket After Shooting

The former president, who was injured at a rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday, now has a 70% chance of retaking the White House, according to traders on the crypto-based predic...

BUTLER, PENNSYLVANIA - JULY 13: Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he is rushed offstage by U.S. Secret Service agents after being grazed by a bullet during a rally on July 13, 2024 in Butler, Pennsylvania. Butler County district attorney Richard Goldinger said the shooter is dead after injuring former U.S. President Donald Trump, killing one audience member and injuring another in the shooting. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
Trump began courting crypto voters at a Mar-a-Lago dinner earlier this year. (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
Trump’s Speech at Bitcoin Conference Will Mark a Pivotal Moment for Crypto

His appearance in Nashville, still a go despite injuries sustained in Saturday's shooting, will cement cryptocurrency as a mainstream political topic.

Trump began courting crypto voters at a Mar-a-Lago dinner earlier this year. (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
LAUREL, MARYLAND (May 10, 2024) Director of the United States Secret Service, Kimberly Cheatle, speaks during the Secret Service Wall of Honor Ceremony at the James J. Rowley Training Center in Laurel, Maryland. (DHS photo by Tia Dufour)
U.S. Secret Service Chief Probably Won't Be Fired, Polymarket Bets Signal

The shooting at Trump's rally created severe concerns with the Secret Service's planning. Plus: Another all-time high for Trump's odds of victory; bettors think BTC will conti...

LAUREL, MARYLAND (May 10, 2024) Director of the United States Secret Service, Kimberly Cheatle, speaks during the Secret Service Wall of Honor Ceremony at the James J. Rowley Training Center in Laurel, Maryland. (DHS photo by Tia Dufour)
The first portrait of Joe Biden as president of the United States, 2021. (The White House)
Biden Overtakes VP Harris as Likeliest Dem Nominee on Polymarket During President's Press Conference (Update)

The president said he plans to stay in the race but "it's important that I allay fears."

The first portrait of Joe Biden as president of the United States, 2021. (The White House)
A new poll suggests former U.S. President Donald Trump's recent support for crypto may convince some Republicans to see him in a more positive light. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Trump's New Crypto Enthusiasm Could Help Him Win More Votes: Poll

A Paradigm-sponsored poll of Republicans shows that some of them who weren't fans of former President Donald Trump like his newfound support for digital assets in the U.S.

A new poll suggests former U.S. President Donald Trump's recent support for crypto may convince some Republicans to see him in a more positive light. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Former President Donald Trump's party has formally adopted a pro-crypto platform. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
Trump's Official Republican Platform Pledges to Halt Crypto 'Crackdown'

Though not listing it as a top priority, the Republican National Committee adopted a platform that aims to boost digital assets innovation.

Former President Donald Trump's party has formally adopted a pro-crypto platform. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
(Pourya Gohari / Unsplash)
France Votes for Hung Parliament as Major Parties Fall Short of Majority

The absence of an outright majority could hamper the passing of new legislation, including crypto regulations.

(Pourya Gohari / Unsplash)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 07: People are seen celebrating on the statue of Marianne on the Place de la Republique to celebrate after the Nouveau Front Populaire, an alliance of left wing parties including the far-left wing party, La France Insoumise came in first on July 07, 2024 in Paris, France. The National Rally party was expected to have a strong showing in the second round of France's legislative election, which was called by the French president last month after his party performed poorly in the European election, but first projections have shown an unexpected lead for French left wing alliance New Popular Front. (Photo by Remon Haazen/Getty Images)
Prediction Markets and Polls Both Got the French Election Wrong

Plus: Polymarket traders remain skeptical about Biden's insistence he's staying in the U.S. presidential race; will ETH fall to $2,630?

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 07: People are seen celebrating on the statue of Marianne on the Place de la Republique to celebrate after the Nouveau Front Populaire, an alliance of left wing parties including the far-left wing party, La France Insoumise came in first on July 07, 2024 in Paris, France. The National Rally party was expected to have a strong showing in the second round of France's legislative election, which was called by the French president last month after his party performed poorly in the European election, but first projections have shown an unexpected lead for French left wing alliance New Popular Front. (Photo by Remon Haazen/Getty Images)
MADISON, WISONSIN - JULY 05: (EDITOR’S NOTE: This Handout image was provided by a third-party organization and may not adhere to Getty Images’ editorial policy.) In this handout photo provided by ABC, U.S. President Joe Biden speaks with 'This Week' anchor George Stephanopoulos on July 05, 2024 in Madison, Wisconsin. The president sat down with Stephanopoulos while on the campaign trail in Wisconsin, a few days after a debate with former President Donald Trump. (Photo by ABC via Getty Images)
Biden's Odds on Polymarket Little Changed After ABC TV Interview

The president's chances of reelection languished at 11% and his probability of dropping out lingered around 64%, according to traders on the crypto-based prediction market pla...

MADISON, WISONSIN - JULY 05: (EDITOR’S NOTE: This Handout image was provided by a third-party organization and may not adhere to Getty Images’ editorial policy.) In this handout photo provided by ABC, U.S. President Joe Biden speaks with 'This Week' anchor George Stephanopoulos on July 05, 2024 in Madison, Wisconsin. The president sat down with Stephanopoulos while on the campaign trail in Wisconsin, a few days after a debate with former President Donald Trump. (Photo by ABC via Getty Images)
Labour Party leader Keir Starmer secured victory in the U.K. election (Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)
Labour Landslide Sets Up Starmer as UK Prime Minister With Unstated Crypto Plans

While the industry was not mentioned in the party's manifesto or on the campaign trail, Labour has said it will support tokenization and a central bank digital currency.

Labour Party leader Keir Starmer secured victory in the U.K. election (Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)
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Multicoin Pledges up to $1M for Pro-Crypto Senate Candidates

The investment firm is eager to flip the Senate for Republicans.

Kyle Samani of Multicoin (CoinDesk)
Labour leader Keir Starmer campaigns as U.K. election day comes closer (Carl Court/Getty Images)
Ahead of the U.K. Election, Major Parties Remain Silent on Crypto Issues

The U.K. is set to hold its first election in five years on Thursday and crypto is not a campaign-trail issue.

Labour leader Keir Starmer campaigns as U.K. election day comes closer (Carl Court/Getty Images)
Former President Donald Trump (left) and President Joe Biden (right) debated in Atlanta on Thursday night. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Biden's Odds of Dropping Out Jump to 55% on Polymarket as Obama Raises 'Concerns' About Presidential Campaign

Traders are now giving a 55% chance President Biden abandons his campaign and a 42% chance he does it before the Democratic convention

Former President Donald Trump (left) and President Joe Biden (right) debated in Atlanta on Thursday night. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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