Bitcoin Exchange Swan Sponsors Tucker Carlson’s Live Tour

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Bitcoin financial services company Swan Bitcoin is now the lead sponsor of Tucker Carlson’s upcoming national tour, bringing Bitcoin to the audience of one of the world’s most famous journalists.

Is Tucker Carlson A Bitcoiner?

Both Swan and Carlson unveiled the partnership on Monday, with the former describing it as “a massive opportunity for Bitcoin education.”

“We will educate hundreds of thousands of people in 15+ cities across the country and welcome hundreds of millions of people online to Swan’s Bitcoin education offerings,” said Swan regarding the sponsorship.

Per Carlson’s announcement, the tour will take journalists across the country to hold live on-stage discussions with the nation’s top political voices ahead of the 2024 presidential election.

Some of those speakers will include ex-US congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard and ex-presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy – both of whom have supported Bitcoin and disparaged central bank digital currencies (CBDCs).

The journalists’ reach is undeniable. His X account alone boasts 12.9 million followers, with his most recent interview garnering 14,000 retweets and nearly six million impressions.

Carlson himself has hosted some of Bitcoin’s most prevalent voices on his show as guests, including El Salvador President Nayib Bukele and MicroStrategy’s executive chairman Michael Saylor. Notably, both of these men are solely interested in Bitcoin above other cryptocurrencies, and likewise, Swan is a Bitcoin-only platform.

“To their credit, the Tucker Carlson Network team had the vision and conviction to seek sponsorship from a Bitcoin-only company, not a crypto company,” tweeted Swan CEO Cory Klippsten on Monday. “ It’s time for Bitcoin to shine through, and we’re proud to support the mission.”

Bitcoin and Politics

Some online followers were critical of Swan’s sponsorship, believing it established the firm as having a “conservative” political bent in line with Carlson’s own beliefs.

In both the House and Senate, crypto-focused political legislation has proven to largely vote down party lines, with Republicans favoring pro-crypto policies, and Democrats generally opposing them.

President Joe Biden recently vetoed a bill passed through both chambers of Congress that would have made it easier for regulated banks to provide crypto custody services.

By contrast, former Republican President Donald Trump has labeled himself as the “Crypto President” and promised to form a “crypto army” to fend off industry opponents on the Democrat side.

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