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Binance.US
Binance US Steps Into National Politics With New Campaign PAC
As FTX and its political-minded executives fall from their brief heights as campaign-finance giants, rival Binance has decided now is the time to enter the vacuum.
Binance.US

U.S. Capitol building
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.
U.S. Capitol building

Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of FTX
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, CEO of FTX

CDCROP: A cofounder of Susquehanna International Group, Jeff Yass (SIG/Getty Images, Modified by CoinDesk)
Billionaire Quant Trader Donated a Record $1.9M of Bitcoin to a Super PAC
Jeffrey Yass, co-founder of Susquehanna International Group, gave 100 bitcoin to a crypto-supporting super PAC.
CDCROP: A cofounder of Susquehanna International Group, Jeff Yass (SIG/Getty Images, Modified by CoinDesk)

FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
FTX's Sam Bankman-Fried Backtracks on $1B Political Donation, Calls It 'Dumb Quote'
The head of crypto exchange FTX is a political mega-donor and had earlier said he might donate up to $1 billion in the 2024 U.S. presidential election.
FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)

The Blockchain Association's Kristin Smith (Melody Wang/CoinDesk)
Blockchain Association Sets Up New Crypto Industry PAC
The political action committee won’t be in full swing for the midterm elections that settle which party will control Congress
The Blockchain Association's Kristin Smith (Melody Wang/CoinDesk)

Sam Bankman-Fried
FTX's Bankman-Fried Is Already a Political Mega-Donor. He's Doubling Down
The effective altruist has given tens of millions of dollars to candidates. He's planning to contribute hundreds of millions of dollars more.
Sam Bankman-Fried

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The Importance of Politically Neutral Money
The problem with the current payment system.
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U.S. Capitol (Samuel Corum/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
FTX Co-CEO Donates $4M to Republican PAC Ahead of US Midterm Elections
Ryan Salame has already donated $1 million to non-partisan crypto PACs in this election cycle.
U.S. Capitol (Samuel Corum/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Jasmine Crockett's recent TV spot was paid for by the Web3 Forward PAC. (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
Crypto PAC Nets $400K in February From BlockFi CEO, CNBC Contributor and More
Another wave of crypto executives contributed to GMI PAC last month as midterm elections approached.
Jasmine Crockett's recent TV spot was paid for by the Web3 Forward PAC. (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)