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Chris Brummer (left) of Fintech Beat interviews CFTC Chairman Christopher Giancarlo in Washington. (Jinitzail Hernández/CQ Roll Call)

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Manchin Seeks Ban on 'Bitcoin' Virtual Currency

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Sen. Joe Manchin III is calling on federal securities regulators to prohibit the virtual currency known as Bitcoin.  

The West Virginia Democrat expressed his concerns about the virtual currency in a letter sent to Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew and several other key federal officials.