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A day of reckoning has arrived for digital currencies as lawmakers take aim at the innovative but largely unregulated technology undergirding e-money, and a barrage of class-action lawsuits batter companies already whipsawed by the dizzying rise and recent selloff of digital currencies. Federal and state regulators have hit at least four companies in recent weeks with charges that they’d made too-good-to-be-true appeals to consumers or sold securities improperly. A sharp slide in the price of bitcoin and other digital currencies has only hardened anger on social media among investors and speculators. 7,600 or so Tuesday afternoon, still far less than half its peak on Dec. 4 billion but has largely halted activity.
Holed up in a hotel room in Myrtle Beach, S. 2 pleading with those who heeded his sales pitches to let him off the hook. The people that joined a month ago, two months ago, they are going to be pretty sour. The heads of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which respectively regulate financial instruments with an eye toward protecting investors and markets, testified Tuesday before the Senate Banking Committee on how they are reshaping their agencies to address problems posed by fledgling digital currencies. The chairmen of both agencies acknowledged a struggle to keep pace. SEC Chairman Jay Clayton said in prepared remarks. Both agencies late last year smoothed the way for the trading of virtual currencies but in December also issued harsh warnings that smaller investors were the likeliest to jump into the untested waters and are the most at risk for fraud.