CRYPTOCURRENCY

Bill to grant crypto firms access to Federal Reserve alarms experts

A new Senate bill would help crypto firms access the Fed's payment system. But financial experts warn the move could destabilize the banking system.

By Tory NewmyerJuly 3, 2022

She helped get Trump elected. Now she’s raising crypto for Ukraine.

Brittany Kaiser, the provocative Cambridge Analytica veteran, has quietly evolved as crucial to fundraising for the government of Volodymyr Zelensky.

By Steven ZeitchikJuly 2, 2022

Former ‘Cryptoqueen’ is now one of 10 most-wanted fugitives

Ruja Ignatova vanished in 2017, three years after allegedly masterminding a global pyramid scheme that defrauded investors out of more than $4 billion.

By María Luisa PaúlJuly 1, 2022

Crypto’s frozen mystery: The fate of billions in Celsius deposits

A disruptive company with a charismatic leader threw a lot of wealth into uncertainty — and vividly demonstrates the end of the crypto party.

By Steven Zeitchik and Rachel LermanJune 21, 2022

Bitcoin bounces back above $20,000 after weekend slide

Bitcoin has been in a prolonged slide since peaking above $68,000 in November 2021 — a retrenchment of more than 70 percent.

By Yiwen LuJune 20, 2022

Bitcoin price falls below $20,000 for first time since 2020

Cryptocurrency values continue plunging as rising interest rates and other challenges loom.

By Steven ZeitchikJune 18, 2022

Crypto industry scores a big win under long-anticipated Senate bill

The bill would hand a much smaller agency the primary responsibility for regulating crypto.

By Tory NewmyerJune 7, 2022

Crypto scams are on the rise, draining more than $1 billion in last year

More than 46,000 Americans have been taken in by crypto scams since last year, a new FTC report finds.

By Tory NewmyerJune 3, 2022

The crypto-skeptics’ voices are getting louder

A growing number of tech and financial experts are worrying about cryptocurrency investments. What will their cries mean?

By Steven ZeitchikJune 3, 2022

Former OpenSea executive charged in first-ever NFT insider trading case

Federal prosecutors charged a former OpenSea executive with abusing insider information to trade NFTs, the first such case in digital asset markets.

By Tory NewmyerJune 1, 2022

Their cryptocurrencies crashed the market. Now they’re back at it.

The company behind TerraUSD and Luna, which sparked a crypto market collapse last month, minted a new coin over the weekend. Critics are furious.

By Pranshu VermaJune 1, 2022

Six signs crypto investment is a classic Ponzi scheme

A New York-based company, EminiFX, promised investors could earn a guaranteed return of 5% weekly through automated investments in cryptocurrency and foreign exchange trading. FBI says it was all a scam.

By Michelle SingletaryMay 18, 2022

Crypto’s meltdown refocuses regulator attention on the industry

Crypto's meltdown last week, sparked in part by the implosion of a major stablecoin, has regulators refocusing on the need to craft federal rules for the industry.

By Tory NewmyerMay 16, 2022

U.S. issues charges in first criminal cryptocurrency sanctions case

A U.S. judge disclosed the first criminal prosecution involving the attempted use of cryptocurrency to evade economic sanctions as American regulators race to stem the exploitation of virtual moneys.

By Spencer S. HsuMay 16, 2022

Crypto’s plummet tests the durability of a hype-driven industry

Collapsing cryptocurrency prices are forcing a reckoning for the high-flying sector.

By Tory Newmyer and Steven ZeitchikMay 12, 2022

Treasury sanctions crypto service that helped North Koreans launder funds

The department targeted a mixer that pools digital assets to obscure their ownership.

By Tory NewmyerMay 6, 2022

SEC nearly doubles its crypto enforcement team to police fraud

The top Wall Street regulator is adding personnel to police fraud in the booming cryptocurrency industry.

By Tory NewmyerMay 3, 2022

Crypto industry would get its preferred regulator under new bill

The crypto industry has been pressing for more oversight by the CFTC rather than the SEC. A new bipartisan House proposal would do just that.

By Tory NewmyerApril 28, 2022

Fidelity will soon have a bitcoin option on its 401(k) plans

The investment giant wades into the volatile cryptocurrency landscape even as regulators have cautioned employers about tethering digital assets to retirement savings.

By Taylor TelfordApril 26, 2022