The U.S. Senate Banking Committee will hold a hearing next month on Facebook's new cryptocurrency, Libra.
DarkTower director Scott Dueweke said cryptocurrencies are "tailor made" for foreign powers hoping to influence American elections.
The head of the CFTC told lawmakers Thursday that any federal approach to crypto regulation should be "carefully tailored" to the risks involved.
"It's important to remember that if there were no bitcoin, there would be no distributed ledger technology," Giancarlo told a U.S. Senate committee.
As might be expected, Tuesday's Senate hearing touched on cryptocurrencies' volatility. But the head of the CFTC put the matter in perspective.
Initial coin offerings were one of several subjects up for discussion during Tuesday's U.S. Senate hearing.
Congress will hold what may be the most consequential hearing in years on cryptocurrency Tuesday, with the heads of the SEC and CFTC in the hot seat.
A new state bill introduced to the Colorado Senate is looking at using blockchain technology to secure private data from cyberattacks.
A major defense spending bill passed by the US Senate yesterday calls for a blockchain study, public records show.
The CFTC has cited the advance of technologies like blockchain in a request to obtain additional funding for its oversight activities.