political donations

Sam Bankman-Fried, founder and former CEO of FTX
Congress' FTX Problem: 1 in 3 Members Got Cash From Crypto Exchange's Bosses
The session began with 196 U.S. lawmakers who took direct contributions from Sam Bankman-Fried and other former FTX executives, and many of them are still trying to get rid of it.
Sam Bankman-Fried, founder and former CEO of FTX

CDCROP: Nishad Singh (LinkedIn)
FTX Former Engineering Chief Nishad Singh Looking for Deal From Feds: Report
Singh may hold information key to showing how Sam Bankman-Fried violated numerous federal campaign finance laws.
CDCROP: Nishad Singh (LinkedIn)

U.S. Attorney Damian Williams announcing the Department of Justice's charges against Sam Bankman-Fried. (Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)
Who Are Sam Bankman-Fried's Politically Connected 'Wealthy Co-Conspirators'?
The FTX founder is accused of violating campaign financing laws by making illegal campaign contributions totaling “tens of millions of dollars" through "straw donors."
U.S. Attorney Damian Williams announcing the Department of Justice's charges against Sam Bankman-Fried. (Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

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