Amir Zaidi, director of the CFTC's Division of Market Oversight, is to leave the regulator within weeks, according to Bloomberg Law.
LedgerX admitted it has not launched bitcoin futures, as it previously claimed, after the CFTC said it had not approved the exchange to do so.
ICE CEO Jeffrey Sprecher said Bakkt will launch its physically-settled bitcoin futures soon, subject to regulatory approval.
LedgerX has launched the first physically-settled bitcoin futures contracts in the U.S., beating Bakkt to the punch.
The firm's early investment in derivative platform ErisX may enable the firm to expand their crypto investment opportunities.
Bakkt is scheduled to begin testing its bitcoin futures contracts Monday, more than six months after its originally planned launch date.
The CFTC just granted ErisX a derivatives clearing organization license, green-lighting it to launch physically-settled bitcoin futures contracts.
LedgerX just got the green light from the CFTC to offer physically settled bitcoin futures to retail investors.
Bakkt will begin user testing of its bitcoin futures contracts on July 22, revealing new contract specifications on Thursday.
Bakkt announced Monday it would be testing its bitcoin futures products in July after "working closely" with the CFTC.