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The U.S. was able to recover the bulk of the 120,000 bitcoins hackers stole from Bitfinex in 2016.

Overshadowed by failures, crypto hacking exacts higher price

A federal agency is weighing whether a firm can take bets on which party wins control of Congress.

CFTC examining whether to allow bets on party control of Congress

The Securities and Exchange Commission accused former Indiana Rep. Stephen Buyer of profiting off of insider information he received as a consultant.

Former Indiana Rep. Buyer charged with insider trading

The SEC, with a beefed up cryptocurrency enforcement unit, is expected to follow the lead of some states and give greater scrutiny to non-fungible tokens.

SEC’s new crypto enforcers are coming for DeFi, lawyers say

SEC Chair Gary Gensler described one agency action as the "first of its kind," but six state regulators had moved against the same company months earlier.

States often first in crypto enforcement, leaving feds to follow

Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn., has criticized SEC Chair Gary Gensler for not giving regulatory clarity to the stablecoin and crypto industry.

Systemic risk seen as potential route to stablecoin regulation

Coinbase, an exchange for cryptocurrency trading, suggested that a single regulator have oversight of the market, an idea that didn't go over well among legal experts.

Coinbase’s single crypto regulator idea draws skepticism

SEC Chairman Gary Gensler told the Senate Banking Committee two weeks ago that the agency would focus on crypto finance.

SEC seen having clear case against Coinbase’s lending program

Vlad Tenev, the CEO of Robinhood Markets, told a House panel that he supports real-time settlement.

GameStop case pushes securities market toward faster settlement

CFTC member Berkovitz said futures contracts on sports would allow one to speculate on the outcome of a football game just like one can speculate on the price of soybeans.

Odds appear to improve for sports-based financial derivatives

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Tuesday that federal financial relief packages, especially the provisions included in the law signed this month by President Joe Biden, would address the “very deep pockets of pain” that remain in the economy.

SEC decision seen as first step toward brokers’ mainstream cryptocurrency use

Fintech experts divided on form for U.S. central digital currency

Jay Clayton, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, testifies during a Senate Banking Committee hearing in the Dirksen Building on Dec. 11, 2018.

Optimism abounds on cryptocurrency ETFs despite lack of action

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., leaves a meeting of the House Democratic Caucus at the Capitol on Feb. 11, 2020.

From robo-advisers to cashless society, fintech vexes Congress

A Bitcoin logo is displayed on a smartphone with a computer model of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the background.

Fintech firms say new tech could speed recovery from COVID-19

Companies that facilitate bitcoin payments, called merchant services providers, received $158 billion in bitcoin last year, which was just about 1 percent of the economic activity on bitcoin’s blockchain, according to Chainalysis, which analyses such transactions. (Avishek Das/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images photo illustration)

Congress looks at taxes, oversight, crime in fintech bills

Prompted by the Federal Reserve’s plan to build an instant payment system, banks are pushing for tight rules on tech firms moving into banking-like services. (iStock)

Banks see Fed payments proposal opening door to fintech rivals

Facebook's announcement that they are launching a new cryptocurrency has created a stir in the world of financial technology . (Jack Taylor/Getty Images file photo)

Regulators confront technology that may upend securities trade

Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Christopher Giancarlo says current rules prevent his agency from working closely with fintech companies. (Alex Wong/Getty Images file photo)

This government agency wants to partner with fintech firms. But a gift rule is blocking it

JPMorgan Chase & Co. has introduced a JPM Coin, a stable coin linked to the dollar. Such a form of virtual currency has the potential to speed up payments and cut money transfer costs for consumers, advocates say. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images file photo)

In a volatile crypto market, stable coins find increasing appeal

The North American Securities Administrators Association is calling on lawmakers to be cautious when implementing fintech laws. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images file photo)

European regulatory chief wants new cryptocurrency rules

Construction on the Securities and Exchange Commission building called Station Place near Union Station. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Government plays hardball on SEC headquarters lease

Reps. David Kustoff, R-Tenn., and Claudia Tenney, R-N.Y., talk before a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Rayburn Building titled “Oversight of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission” on June 21, 2018. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

SEC seeks private vendors to translate blockchain data

GOP presidential nominee Donald J. Trump is well-positioned to win Iowa's six electoral votes on Tuesday, Nathan Gonzales writes. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Economic Consultant to Help With Transition at 3 Regulatory Agencies

SEC Close to New Investment Fund Liquidity Requirements

An Appreciation of Alan Dixon

‘Act of Congress’ Details Sausage-Making That Was Dodd-Frank Law