Cawthorn to be fined
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Cawthorn can be fined up to $200 for failing to report the trading in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana

The Republicans and Officials of USA are bound by laws.

Since the emergence of cryptocurrency, there is a movement in the market which has transpired towards a revolutionary financial system. The investors of cryptocurrencies are unlike the investors of stock. The new age millennials, Gen-Z all are investors of stock. Similarly, the investors of crypto come from various sectors and industries. One such group of investors who are specifically bound by the laws of government in US are the republicans and officials. When a republican or an official invests in cryptocurrency or even stock, they are required to report such type of investments to the government, to avoid any kind of mal practices and to govern the very top officials.


What happens when an official fails to report? Let’s see with a recent incident.

Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina, a Republican, was recently found guilty of failing to file a report and breaching federal law prohibiting the purchase and trade of six different types of cryptocurrencies.

The reported value of the Cawthorn’s newly discovered crypto trade ranges from $290,000 to $950,000, according to his disclosure, which he filed after being reported to missing the filing earlier.


Cawthorn’s interest in crypto.

Cawthorn's interest in crypto
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Cawthorn being an active investor in crypto market, went ahead and traded in Bitcoins, Ethereum and Solana. He also has reportedly traded in the anti-Joe Biden token “Let’s Go Brandon,” the native token of the Request Network and the token for automated trading platform Kryll.

Though the crypto market is volatile and cannot be relied on completely, many republican officials such as Cawthorn are keen players in the crypto market and have taken up the market to a revolutionary level.


Multiple scandals of Cawthorn.

Cawthorn is said to have been involved in a number of scandals in the past. The young republican, who lost his seat last month, stated in May that he had purchased up to $250,000 in “Let’s Go Brandon” coins in December 2021, according to Insider.

It’s worth noting that, while Cawthorn is not legally liable for buying and selling cryptocurrency, he did so more than six months after making the transactions. Cawthorn, on the other hand, disobeyed the legislation, which was intended to protect against conflicts of interest and limit insider trading. Cawthorn might be fined $200 for breaking the regulations. There’s also a good probability that the House Committee on Ethics will grant him a waiver, allowing him to avoid paying the fine.