Eli Tan

Washington, D.C.

Business reporter

Education: Columbia University, MS in Journalism; St. Olaf College, BA in English

Eli Tan is a business reporter at The Washington Post. He was previously a staff writer for CoinDesk, where he covered cryptocurrency and financial technology. He lives in Washington, D.C.
Latest from Eli Tan

3M to pay $6B to settle hearing-loss lawsuits over military earplugs

For years, the industrial giant has faced hearing-loss complaints brought by veterans.

August 29, 2023

A french-fry boomtown emerges as a climate winner — as long as it has water

Climate change has helped a small town become the world capital of french fry production. But a dwindling water supply could reverse its progress entirely.

August 21, 2023

FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried has bail revoked, ordered into custody

A judge sided with federal prosecutors who argued that Bankman-Fried engaged in witness tampering and violated the terms of his bail.

August 11, 2023

PayPal launches digital token in push to capture crypto payments

The online payments company is the first major U.S. financial institution to create its own stablecoin.

August 7, 2023

Hyundai, Kia recall 92,000 vehicles over potential fire scare

The automakers said the issue lies with some vehicles’ electric oil pump controllers.

August 3, 2023

Gas prices hit their highest level this year as heat hampers refineries

Hot weather and higher prices for crude oil have sent U.S. gasoline to its most expensive level since November.

August 2, 2023

Threads follows Twitter in limiting number of posts that users can see

Threads had a wildly successful launch amid a backlash against Twitter over limits on how many posts could be viewed. Now Threads is doing the same thing.

July 17, 2023

Forcing people to work in deadly heat is mostly legal in the U.S.

As the planet records some of its highest average temperatures, workers have barely any legal protections from extreme heat.

July 14, 2023

Ripple ruling threatens SEC’s crypto regulation push

The SEC wants several cryptocurrencies regulated as securities, but a judge ruled that Ripple Labs’s XRP is not a security when sold to retail investors.

July 13, 2023