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The interplay of money and politics in the US is real, and well established. And that includes when that money is either in the form of crypto, or comes from people who made their fortunes in digital assets.
The recently concluded US Midterm Elections featured several candidates whose campaigns were financed in part by crypto-related donors and donations. Among the donors: Sam Bankman-Fried and Ryan Salame of FTX, who supported candidates on opposite ends of the political spectrum. The collapse of FTX has led to some politicians and lawmakers who received funds now attempting to distance themselves entirely from their benefactors.
To talk more on the relationship between crypto and politics in the US, Bloomberg reporters Bill Allison and Allyson Versprille join this episode.
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