FTX has denied a Decrypt story on Monday that the cryptocurrency derivatives exchange would be creating a political action committee (PAC) that would operate in Washington and be led by its founder and CEO, Sam Bankman-Fried.
- “FTX has no plans to establish any PAC or super PAC nor are we looking to hire any director,” the company said in a statement.
- The Decrypt article cited two unnamed sources “familiar with the matter,” and said that FTX would “advocate for crypto interests” through the PAC.
- In separate tweets on Monday evening, FTX and Bankman-Fried also denied the Decrypt story. “I have no idea where the recent PAC-related rumors are coming from,” Bankman-Fried tweeted.
- A source at another crypto exchange told CoinDesk they knew FTX is looking for lobbyists but hadn’t heard of any PAC plans.
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