These were the 6 members of Congress that bought and sold cryptocurrencies in 2021
Members of Congress bought and sold cryptocurrencies for the first time ever in 2021, according to a report from Unusual Whales that compiled and analyzed financial disclosure forms.
The trading came as Congress also started to regulate cryptocurrencies, though nothing meaningful has been passed, and the Securities and Exchange Commission remains the top regulator of the sector.
The list below doesn't include members of Congress that are invested in private cryptocurrency exchanges and brokerage platforms, but rather only those who directly own underlying cryptocurrencies.
These were the six lawmakers who bought and sold cryptocurrencies in 2021, according to Unusual Whales.
1. Rep. Barry Moore
Party: Republican2021 Crypto Trades: Moore bought up to $45,000 in and up to $15,000 in .
2. Rep. Marie Newman
Party: Democrat2021 Crypto Trades: Newman purchased up to $50,000 in the
3. Rep. Mark Green
Party: Republican2021 Crypto Trades: Green bought and sold Basic Attention Token, Celo, Dogecoin, Eos, Ethereum Classic, Chainlink, and Stellar with amounts varying between $15,000 to $30,000.
4. Rep. Michael Waltz
Party: Republican2021 Crypto Trades: Waltz bought up to $100,000 in .
5. Sen. Patrick Toomey
Party: Republican2021 Crypto Trades: Toomey bought up to $15,000 each in the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust and the
6. Sen. Cynthia Lummis
Party: Republican2021 Crypto Trades: Lummis bought up to $100,000 in Bitcoin.Source