Bitcoin

Fintech industry leaders tackle the great decentralization debate
Fintech Beat podcast, Episode 10

Disagreements over common terms and jargon are dominating the world of fintech. (Lidiia Moor/iStock)

A core challenge when it comes to fintech is the so-called blurred lines — when the definition of a word invokes different answers. The biggest blurring of all happens with the concept of decentralization — what it means, what it looks like, and why regulators care.

What's in your crypto wallet? And how to keep it safe
Fintech Beat podcast, Episode 3

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2 minutes with CFTC Chairman Christopher Giancarlo
Fintech Beat's Chris Brummer talks blockchain, derivatives and Hollywood

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

Financial technology is changing how we do business, and regulators are trying to catch up
Fintech Beat

Whether you’re paying a friend for drinks on Venmo or logging in to your online banking, you’ve probably engaged with fintech.

Manchin Seeks Ban on 'Bitcoin' Virtual Currency

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

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.