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Crypto executives found a new investment opportunity and put money behind a longshot bid to oust Elizabeth Warren.   

The upcoming elections have offered investment opportunities for the crypto-friendly Atty, putting money behind longshot bids. The crypto executives are donating to longshot GOP candidate John Deaton, bidding to oust Elizabeth Warren with more than half a dozen crypto enthusiasts and executives bidding.    

What’s Wrong With Elizabeth Warren?

Cryptocurrency executives are rallying behind an unlikely Republican candidate challenging a key opponent in Congress, Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Several executives and enthusiasts have contributed to John Deaton’s campaign. Deaton, relatively unknown in the political arena, gained recognition within the crypto community for his involvement in a significant case involving the SEC last year.

Despite minor chances of beating Elizabeth Warren in the mostly Democratic state of Massachusetts, crypto executives are investing funds to support Deaton, aiming to balance their opposition on Capitol Hill. Anthony Scaramucci, the Winklevoss twins, and executives from Ripple are the main contributors.

These contributions are part of the crypto industry’s broader campaign to impact the 2024 elections. Crypto super Political Action Committees (PACs), starting the year with powerful funds, have been actively encouraging supporters and targeting analysts. 

Ripple and the Winklevoss twins are the main supporters of these PACs and include Fairshake, Defend American Jobs, and Protect Progress.

Scaramucci, a former Trump administration official and founder of Skybridge Capital, opposes Warren, stating that the emphasis has shifted from national claims to extreme political positions. He is dedicated to raising and spending substantial funds to fight her re-election.

Senator Warren’s campaign focuses that her re-election bid is powered by donations from supporters, not influenced by vested interests aiming to promote particular candidates. Her campaign highlights her constant efforts in securing significant wins for ordinary families, such as supporting student loan forgiveness and attracting over $50 billion in federal funds for Massachusetts.

John Deaton, on the other hand, is gaining speed from his cryptocurrency acceptance and connections to Republican Charlie Baker’s network. His campaign strategy was planned by a political strategist linked to the former governor. 

The List Of Donations 

Ripple’s CEO Brad Garlinghouse and co-founder Chris Larsen have each contributed $6,600 to Deaton’s campaign, which has been instrumental in raising Deaton’s profile in the crypto space.

Scaramucci, who has adopted his role as a crypto advocate and recently featured Deaton on his podcast, has also reached the donation limit for Deaton’s campaign.

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, founders of the crypto exchange Gemini, have each made significant donations of $6,600. Additionally, Charles Hoskinson, founder of Ethereum and Cardano, and Jameson Lopp, co-founder of Casa, have donated $3,300 for the primary election.

Acceptance for Deaton has come from notable figures like Mark Cuban, who has criticized the SEC’s operations on crypto regulation, and Perianne Boring,  founder and chief executive of the Chamber of Digital Commerce.

The upcoming elections are crucial for the crypto industry, which is supporting legislative changes to validate digital assets and update regulatory frameworks.

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