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Blockchain Titans Rally with $78M Backing for Pro-Crypto Candidates in 2024 Elections

Blockchain Titans Rally with $78M Backing for Pro-Crypto Candidates in 2024 Elections

A recent revelation from the Fairshake political action committee (PAC) has sparked intrigue, unveiling a substantial financial influx of $78 million.

This impressive sum stems from key players and entities within the industry, notably Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, Circle, Coinbase, Kraken, Messari, and Andreessen Horowitz (a16z).

Their combined contribution aims to bolster candidates who prioritize advancing American crypto and blockchain innovation, alongside advocating for sensible regulatory frameworks in the imminent 2024 elections.

In a separate but aligning stance, Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse took a vocal stance on the issue of regulatory overreach within the United States. Garlinghouse, alongside influential figures in the industry, pledged unwavering support for candidates dubbed “pro-crypto” during the upcoming 2024 United States election cycle.

His vocalization underscored concerns about the adverse effects of stringent regulation, particularly spotlighting the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for impeding progress. Garlinghouse emphasized the pressing need for leaders committed to fostering innovation while prioritizing responsible regulatory measures.

Chris Dixon, the driving force behind Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), echoed these sentiments, emphasizing the imperative for a balanced approach in Washington concerning blockchain technology.

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He cautioned against extreme positions, whether advocating for outright bans or minimal regulation, asserting that such extremes impede the transformative potential of blockchain technology in reshaping the internet landscape in favor of its users.

The landscape for cryptocurrency firms operating in the U.S. remains tumultuous, largely due to ongoing challenges with regulators. Notably, the industry has expressed discontent with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) enforcement-heavy approach, which has sparked industry-wide criticism.

Alexander Stefanov

Reporter at CoinsPress

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