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Jump Crypto Donates $10 Million to Fairshake Super PAC to Empower Pro-Crypto Campaigns

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In Brief

  • Fairshake Super PAC receives an additional donation of $10 million from quantitative trading firm Jump Crypto.
  • With $169 million in total contributions, the PAC gears up for influential campaigns before the elections.
  • The crypto industry increasingly engages in politics, aiming to shape favorable regulatory environments.
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Quantitative trading firm Jump Crypto has donated a significant amount to the crypto-focused Super Political Action Committee (PAC) Fairshake.

This notable contribution marks the industry players’ broader effort to support pro-crypto legislation and candidates.

Fairshake Super PAC’s War Chest Grows with Jump Crypto’s Donation

On June 19, Jump Crypto reportedly contributed $10 million to Fairshake, bringing the PAC’s total contributions to $169 million. This follows a previous donation of $5 million in December 2023, according to OpenSecrets’ data.

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List of Fairshake's Donors.
List of Fairshake’s Donors. Source: OpenSecrets

The PAC has garnered contributions from numerous crypto firms, including Coinbase and Ripple. Additionally, it has received individual donations from notable crypto figures like Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) and the Winklevoss twins of crypto exchange Gemini.

With these resources, Fairshake can launch large-scale campaigns that could significantly impact primary races and secure victories for its preferred candidates in general elections. These funds are vital for supporting congressional incumbents and crypto-friendly candidates before the November elections.

While Super PACs like Fairshake can financially support specific candidates and political parties, US law prohibits them from directly coordinating with campaigns. Notably, Fairshake has chosen to focus on congressional races, targeting proven allies and promising newcomers rather than presidential candidates.

This strategic approach aligns with the efforts of Stand With Crypto, another crypto and blockchain-focused PAC. Stand With Crypto recently endorsed 18 additional House and Senate candidates from both parties, aiming to bolster pro-crypto representation.

Among the endorsed candidates are Kirsten Gillibrand, Rick Scott, Dan Goldman, Young Kim, Blake Masters, and Sarah McBride. These candidates have demonstrated a strong understanding of and commitment to blockchain innovation in the US.

The significant financial contributions from crypto firms and the proactive initiatives of crypto-friendly PACs demonstrate the industry’s commitment to shaping crypto-related policies. This concerted effort aligns with the findings of a recent report by venture capital firm Pantera Capital.

The report suggests regulatory developments could profoundly impact the crypto industry’s growth and innovation. For instance, the approval of a spot Ethereum exchange-traded fund (ETF) and the passage of the Financial Innovation and Technology for the 21st Century Act (FIT21) bill are significant markers of this potential shift.

Read more: How Does Regulation Impact Crypto Marketing? A Complete Guide

“For a while, it seemed that the industry was at a standoff with no visibility as to when things would get moving. We are now moving. While this regulatory framework will undoubtedly go through many revisions, it offers a promising start. These developments could bring a new era of crypto innovation, attract a broader base of investors and users, and ensure that the US crypto industry does not fall behind the rest of the world,” the report reads.

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Lynn Wang
Lynn Wang is a seasoned journalist at BeInCrypto, covering a wide range of topics, including tokenized real-world assets (RWA), tokenization, artificial intelligence (AI), regulatory enforcement, and investments in the crypto industry. Previously, she led a team of content creators and journalists for BeInCrypto Indonesia, focusing on the adoption of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology in the region, as well as regulatory developments. Prior to that, at Value Magazine, she covered...
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