Tag: Commodity Futures Trading Commission

  • Regulation

    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
  • CFTC

    CFTC Demands Almost $2 Million from Illegal Bitcoin Pool Operator

    In a case that has been developing over the past few months, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has taken another step in its actions against Dillon Michael Dean and his U.K.-registered company The Entrepreneurs Headquarters Limited (TEH). Dean, of Longmont, Colorado, who used Bitcoin to funnel his ill-gained...

    newsbtc | July 23, 2018 | 9:00 pm
  • Trump

    Donald Trump’s US Government to Focus More On Crypto-Related Fraud

    A new task force created by Donald Trump seeks to further investigate “cyber fraud” and “digital currency fraud,” as per an executive order from the U.S. President and his administration. Trump Looking at Crypto The announcement, made today, looks to place digital currencies amongst more traditional crimes like...

    newsbtc | July 11, 2018 | 10:30 pm
  • CFTC

    ‘My Big Coin’ in Court This Week as CFTC Tries to Combat Crypto Fraud

    The case against embattled cryptocurrency startup My Big Coin is being watched closely by industry insiders, as it will help determine whether or not the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has the authority to combat potential fraud associated with the coin and others.  Jurisdiction of U.S. Regulators In...

    newsbtc | June 14, 2018 | 4:04 am
  • Securities

    Industry Groups Join Forces to Speak Out Against Over-Regulation by SEC

    Seeking exemptions from federal oversight that they believe will slow growth of the cryptocurrency space, industry groups are forming in attempts to lobby agencies like the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for limited interference. The groups are worried that policies in Washington could slow the innovation of blockchain-based...

    newsbtc | April 19, 2018 | 7:30 pm
  • Industry

    US Judge Rules Cryptocurrencies are Commodities

    U.S. District Judge Jack Weinstein in Brooklyn ruled that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has standing to regulate cryptocurrencies as commodities. The financial watchdog first determined that virtual currencies are commodities in 2015. Cryptocurrencies are commodities The ruling gives the CFTC the needed authority to bring a fraud lawsuit against...

    Ricardo Esteves | March 7, 2018 | 11:30 am
  • Industry

    Chairman Of The CFTC Suggests “Do No Harm” Approach

    J. Christopher Giancarlo, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) presented a written testimony before the Senate Banking Committee today, suggesting a “do no harm” registration process for distributed ledger (blockchain) and cryptocurrency companies and start-ups. The full testimony can be found here. Giancarlo had the following to say: “Virtual currencies mark a...

    newsbtc | February 6, 2018 | 3:00 am
  • Bitcoin

    Creators of Bitcoin Futures Defend Practices Against Regulation

    Executives of two bitcoin futures exchanges defended their practices as not unduly risky to the Commodity Futures Committee as it considers tighter scrutiny of cryptocurrency derivatives. Advocates argue for self-regulation As reported by Forbes CboE Global Markets President and Chief Operating Officer Chris Concannon contended that before launching...

    newsbtc | February 1, 2018 | 1:00 pm

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