Winklevoss Brothers and FTX CEO Make Donations to Support Kirsten Gillibrand’s Election Campaign

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New York State Senator Kirsten Gillibrand received more than $150,000 in campaign contributions from the crypto industry in the second quarter of 2022.

According to the Federal Election Commission, Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of crypto derivatives exchange FTX, transferred $5,800, and the founders of trading platform Gemini, the brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, each transferred $2,900.

Gillibrand’s donators also include FTX.US President Brett Harrison, Messari founder Ryan Selkis, Paxos CEO Charles Cascarilla, Aptos CEO Mohammad Shaikh, and representatives from Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), Multicoin Capital, Meta, Uniswap, dYdX, and other companies.

Gillibrand is a co-sponsor of a bill introduced last year to regulate the crypto industry. The document introduces legal terminology for digital assets and virtual currencies, and also defines the powers of oversight agencies.

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