Cardano Founder Donates Big to XRP Lawyer’s Senate Campaign

A high-stakes Senate race unfolds in Massachusetts as incumbent Elizabeth Warren faces off against crypto advocate John Deaton.

Charles Hoskinson dropping a stack of million dollar bills into a ballot box.
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  • A fierce battle has unfolded as a new pro-XRP lawyer seeks to win the senate position in the upcoming election.
  • The current senators’ staunch criticism of the cryptocurrency industry has clashed with Deaton’s advocacy.
  • Recent backing from Cardano’s founder has added a new dimension to the race.

The 2024 U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts is shaping to be a battleground for contrasting views on cryptocurrency. Incumbent Senator Elizabeth Warren, a vocal critic of digital currencies and advocate for stricter regulations, faces a challenge from John Deaton, a prominent lawyer representing XRP investors in a lawsuit against the SEC.

Pro-XRP Lawyer Receives Crypto Support

Deaton, a well-known figure in the cryptocurrency community, has gained traction for his pro-crypto stance. This position received a significant boost recently with financial backing from Charles Hoskinson, the founder of Cardano, a major player in the cryptocurrency industry. 

Hoskinson’s contribution, the legal maximum allowed for individual contributions, highlights the growing influence of crypto interests in the political landscape.


While Senator Warren boasts a long-standing political career, Deaton’s campaign resonates with Massachusetts residents who support cryptocurrency. A recent survey revealed a sizeable crypto community within the state, potentially influencing the race in Deaton’s favor.

Deaton Fights for the Middle Class

Looking beyond cryptocurrency, Deaton has pledged to focus on pressing issues like inflation and immigration, aiding the working and middle class if he wins the election. “I am running for U.S. Senate to continue my fight for those who need it most,” he affirmed.

With the approaching election, Massachusetts voters face a crucial decision. They will choose between an established Senator known for her skepticism of cryptocurrency and a challenger advocating for its potential in the financial system. This race promises to be a bellwether for the future of cryptocurrency in the political sphere.

On the Flipside

  • While Elizabeth Warren is critical of cryptocurrencies, her stance reflects concerns about potential risks such as money laundering and financial instability.
  • Despite Massachusetts’ crypto enthusiasm, there’s no guarantee that Deaton’s stance will resonate with all voters, especially those prioritizing other policy issues.

Why This Matters

The Massachusetts Senate race between Elizabeth Warren and John Deaton mirrors the ongoing debate within the crypto community about regulation and mainstream acceptance. The outcome could signal either further scrutiny or a more supportive environment for cryptocurrencies, shaping future policies and perceptions within the industry.


To learn more about the recent developments with Ripple’s XRP escrow and its potential impact on the long-term value of XRP for investors, read here:

Ripple’s Escrow: Is It XRP’s Double-Edged Sword?

To learn more about the technical glitches and user frustration with Nami Wallet, Cardano’s acquisition of Nami, and Charles Hoskinson’s response, read here:

Cardano’s Hoskinson Confronts Nami’s “Frustrating Issues”

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Kyle Calvert

Kyle Calvert is a cryptocurrency news reporter for DailyCoin, specializing in Ripple, stablecoins, as well as price and market analysis news. Before his current role, Kyle worked as a student researcher in the cryptocurrency industry, gaining an understanding of how digital currencies work, their potential uses, and their impact on the economy and society. He completed his Masters and Honors degrees in Blockchain Technology within Esports and Business and Event management within Esports at Staffordshire University.