A group of executives from major firms in the crypto industry have formed a political action committee (PAC) to support candidates running in November's midterm elections.
- Backers of the PAC include top executives at crypto exchange FTX and SkyBridge Capital, the hedge fund led by Anthony Scaramucci, who was briefly a White House communications director under President Donald Trump.
- The "GMI PAC" has attracted $5.3 million in contributions so far, according to a report by Politico. It aims to raise more than $20 million to support "candidates who work to give U.S.-based innovators the opportunity to build next-generation technologies and services here in America rather than doing that valuable work overseas," according to its website.
- CMS Holdings co-founder Dan Mastuszewski, a member of the group's board, said that such a body is "long overdue."
- "GMI PAC is the crypto community’s campaign arm and we are here to stay," Mastuszewski said in a statement Friday.
- A number of U.S. politicians have been vocal in their advocacy of cryptocurrency and opposition to legislation which they believe unnecessarily stymies its growth and adoption.
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