Election 2022

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 27: Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks to a crowd supporting gun control at Discovery Green across from the National Rifle Association Annual Meeting at the George R. Brown Convention Center, on May 27, 2022 in Houston, Texas. The NRA kicked off its annual convention in Houston on Friday, days after 19 students and two teachers died in a shooting in Uvalde, Texas. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)
Beto O’Rourke Returned a $1M Campaign Donation From Sam Bankman-Fried: Report
The former Texas Democratic candidate for governor was uncomfortable accepting such a large unsolicited donation, according to the Texas Tribune.
HOUSTON, TX - MAY 27: Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks to a crowd supporting gun control at Discovery Green across from the National Rifle Association Annual Meeting at the George R. Brown Convention Center, on May 27, 2022 in Houston, Texas. The NRA kicked off its annual convention in Houston on Friday, days after 19 students and two teachers died in a shooting in Uvalde, Texas. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

The new Congress will arrive for work at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 3. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Republicans Secure US House Majority, Will Shift Path for Crypto Bills
Results from the Nov. 8 U.S. election finally saw Republicans win at least 218 seats, splitting control of Congress as urgency for crypto legislation is on the rise.
The new Congress will arrive for work at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 3. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)

The U.S. Capitol will see an influx of new members of Congress next year whose campaigns were supported by crypto donations. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Crypto’s Political Cash Backs Winners, But New Lawmakers Will Arrive Under FTX Cloud
The industry’s main political action committee, GMI, counts 19 victories in congressional races while defending its history of support from former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried.
The U.S. Capitol will see an influx of new members of Congress next year whose campaigns were supported by crypto donations. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)

U.S. Capitol Hill (WOWstockfootage/Getty Images)
Democrats Keep the US Senate but Crypto Only Has Eyes for FTX Collapse
After a whirlwind election week dogged by crypto market madness, the industry's regulatory future in the U.S. is in the hands of a divided government.
U.S. Capitol Hill (WOWstockfootage/Getty Images)

President Joe Biden will have to approve crypto bills next year, requiring bipartisan efforts should the GOP take the House and Senate. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Crypto Has Prepared for Divided US Government, Republican Rise
A partisan mess on Capitol Hill may not be a bad thing for the crypto industry, which has friends on both sides of the aisle and legislative efforts that are – so far – bipart...
President Joe Biden will have to approve crypto bills next year, requiring bipartisan efforts should the GOP take the House and Senate. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)

The U.S. Capitol (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
Here’s What Crypto Traders Expect From the Midterms
Republicans are increasingly confident they will take control of the U.S. Congress and it could be bullish for crypto, according to some analysts and traders.
The U.S. Capitol (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)

Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang had been cautioned by campaign advisers not to dwell on crypto. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Lesson From the US Elections: Don't Mention Crypto
This year’s midterm elections have seen very few candidates willing to even mention cryptocurrency, and they have their reasons.
Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang had been cautioned by campaign advisers not to dwell on crypto. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The U.S. Capitol Building (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
Previewing Next Week's US Midterm Election
Congress is inching closer to legislation around crypto. Here’s what that could mean after next week.
The U.S. Capitol Building (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)

Sam Bankman-Fried, the CEO of FTX, is one of the top U.S. campaign contributors, though he's not putting his millions behind crypto advocates. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Can Crypto Buy a Seat in Congress?
In the U.S. primaries, crypto millions sometimes failed to show much effect at all, though industry donors may claim credit in a few key wins on the road to the midterms.
Sam Bankman-Fried, the CEO of FTX, is one of the top U.S. campaign contributors, though he's not putting his millions behind crypto advocates. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)