Donald Trump and other U.S. politicians have shown support for crypto, encouraging stakeholders to lobby policymakers.

However, doubts about their sincerity should remind innovators to prioritise users over political interests.

Trump’s endorsement of crypto has influenced the Biden administration to reconsider its strategy, while the SEC's previous stance against ether ETFs highlighted its regulatory approach.

Crypto proponents have united in lobbying, prompting the SEC to soften its stance and support some crypto initiatives.

Partnering with politicians could have long-term consequences, as their priorities may shift.

Reflecting on the origins of Bitcoin and its adoption in the Global South, it's clear that innovation, not regulation, drove its success.

The Global South has embraced crypto as an alternative to unstable financial systems, demonstrating its value beyond mere investments.