Tag: cftc

  • Bitcoin
    Bitcoin

    DoJ Bitcoin Manipulation Probe Homes in on Tether and Bitfinex

    Tether Burns Half a Billion USDT Coins in an Act of RedemptionAn ongoing criminal probe into potential Bitcoin price manipulation conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice has begun to take a closer look at how Tether and crypto exchange Bitfinex may have played a role in Bitcoin’s...

    Tony Spilotro | November 20, 2018 | 8:00 pm
  • Blockchain
    Blockchain

    US Regulator Wants to Adopt Blockchain to Maintain Pace with Market Manipulators

    The chair of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has said that he wants to adopt blockchain to “keep pace with those who attempt to defraud, distort, or manipulate” financial markets. CFTC Chairman Giancarlo Envisions Compliance Built into Business Operations Through Smart Contracts J. Christopher Giancarlo spoke...

    Ricardo Esteves | November 9, 2018 | 12:00 am
  • SEC
    Crypto

    In EtherDelta Case, SEC Hints Most Ethereum Based Tokens are Securities

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has officially charged Zachary Coburn, the founder of cryptocurrency exchange EtherDelta, for operating an unregistered securities exchange. The regulatory agency’s move to charge Coburn comes amidst a greater trend of increasing regulation over the cryptocurrency industry. In a press release today, the SEC...

    Cole Petersen | November 8, 2018 | 5:00 pm
  • bull run
    Bitcoin

    Is a Year End Bitcoin Bullrun Coming? December Arrival for Bakkt BTC Futures

    The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), will list and enable trading of the new Bakkt Bitcoin (USD) Daily Futures Contract on December 12, 2018. What is even exciting about this new announcement is that the Bakkt Bitcoin (USD) Daily Futures Contract will be physically settled for Bitcoin through the ICE’s...

    Dalmas Ngetich | October 23, 2018 | 11:15 am
  • Regulation
    Industry

    Ex-CFTC Chair: Regulation Creates Confidence Needed for Broad Crypto Adoption

    The former chairman of the CFTC believes that the U.S. government policy makers need to take a technology neutral stance on blockchain, but says that regulation is necessary on its application to protect investors and help crypto reach widespread adoption. Gary Gensler Speaks on Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Future...

    Tony Spilotro | October 17, 2018 | 6:00 am
  • Bakkt
    Industry

    Bakkt Continues Talks with Crypto Regulators, Adds Key Executive to the Team

    A veteran and early employee of Coinbase is switching teams, moving to the up-and-coming cryptocurrency exchange platform, Bakkt. Adam White will be joining Bakkt as the exchange’s Chief Operating Officer, helping the platform to develop as it prepares for its imminent launch. Many investors and analysts see Bakkt...

    Cole Petersen | October 16, 2018 | 3:15 am
  • CFTC
    Industry

    CFTC Chair: Cryptocurrencies Have a Future, They Are Here to Stay

    One of the most pertinent issues facing the cryptosphere today is regulation, as members of prominent governmental agencies, like the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), have yet to come to a unanimous opinion on how this nascent space should be regulated and managed. However,...

    Nick Chong | October 2, 2018 | 10:00 am

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