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  • 2021 was the first year that members of Congress bought and sold cryptocurrencies, according to financial statement forms.
  • Popular cryptocurrencies traded by Congress include bitcoin, ether, cardano, and others.
  • These are the six members of Congress who bought and sold cryptocurrencies in 2021, according to a report by Unusual Whales.
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Members of Congress bought and sold cryptocurrencies for the first time ever in 2021, according to a report from Unusual Whales, an organization that compiles and analyzes financial disclosure models.

The trading came as Congress has also begun to introduce potential legislation to regulate cryptocurrency, although nothing significant has passed, and the Securities and Exchange Commission remains the sector’s top regulator.

The list below does not include members of Congress who invest in cryptocurrency exchanges and private brokerages, but only those who directly own the underlying cryptocurrency.

These were the six lawmakers who bought and sold cryptocurrencies in 2021, according to Unusual Whales.

1. Rep. Barry Moore

Alabama representative Barry Moore.
Alabama representative Barry Moore.

Party: Republican
2021 Crypto Trades: Moore bought up to $45,000 in Cardano and up to $15,000 in Ether.

2. Rep. Mary Newman

Representative Mary Newman
Representative Mary Newman, Democrat of Illinois, stands on the steps of the Capitol Building in the capital.

Party: Democrat
2021 Crypto Trades: Newman buys up to $50,000 in Grayscale Bitcoin Trust.

3. Rep. Mark Green

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Representative Mark Green, Republican of Tenn.

Party: Republican
2021 Crypto Trades: Green bought and sold Basic Attention Token, Celo, Dogecoin, Eos, Ethereum Classic, Chainlink and Stellar for amounts ranging from $15,000 to $30,000.

4. Representative Michael Waltz

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Representative Michael Waltz, Republican of Florida, walks the steps of the House of Representatives after a vote at the Capitol on Thursday, September 17, 2020.

Party: Republican
2021 Crypto Trades: Waltz buys up to $100,000 in Bitcoin.

5. Senator Patrick Tommy

Pat Tommy
Republican Senator Pat Tommy of Pennsylvania.

Party: Republican
2021 Crypto Trades: Toomey buys up to $15,000 each in Grayscale Bitcoin Trust and Grayscale Ethereum Trust.

6. Senator Cynthia Loomis

Cynthia Loomis
Cynthia Loomis

Party: Republican
2021 Crypto Trades: Lummis buys up to $100,000 in bitcoin.

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