Live cryptocurrency market values are displayed on computer screen. Bitcoin, the best known virtual currency, lost over half its value earlier this year after surging more than 1,300 per cent. Photo: EPALive cryptocurrency market values are displayed on computer screen. Bitcoin, the best known virtual currency, lost over half its value earlier this year after surging more than 1,300 per cent. Photo: EPA
Live cryptocurrency market values are displayed on computer screen. Bitcoin, the best known virtual currency, lost over half its value earlier this year after surging more than 1,300 per cent. Photo: EPA

US Congress mulls stricter oversight on cryptocurrencies

Even Republican conservatives, normally wary of government red tape, said regulation could be needed if cryptocurrencies threaten the US economy

Topic |   Bitcoin
Live cryptocurrency market values are displayed on computer screen. Bitcoin, the best known virtual currency, lost over half its value earlier this year after surging more than 1,300 per cent. Photo: EPALive cryptocurrency market values are displayed on computer screen. Bitcoin, the best known virtual currency, lost over half its value earlier this year after surging more than 1,300 per cent. Photo: EPA
Live cryptocurrency market values are displayed on computer screen. Bitcoin, the best known virtual currency, lost over half its value earlier this year after surging more than 1,300 per cent. Photo: EPA
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