Browsing the "CFTC" Tag

Bitcoin Futures Market Bakkt Makes Its First Acquisition

| Nikhilesh De

Bakkt acquired parts of Rosenthal Collins Group, an independent futures commission, to build up its risk management and regulatory compliance…

Is the Window Closing on US Blockchain Leadership?

| William Mougayar

The U.S. should apply a "do no harm" approach and take a lead role on blockchain regulation, says William Mougayar.

law, legal

Why the CFTC’s Questions About Ethereum Matter

| Noelle Acheson

The questions on ethereum the CFTC put to the public show that the regulator has been considering derivatives on cryptocurrencies other than bitcoin…

Launch of Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Market May Get Postponed Again

| Marc Hochstein

It's unlikely the CFTC will act in time for ICE to launch Bakkt as planned on Jan. 24, CoinDesk has learned.

The CFTC Wants to Learn More About Ethereum

| Nikhilesh De

The CFTC has published a request for input to learn more about ethereum and its underlying blockchain network.

Blockchain Smart Contracts Subject to Financial Laws, Says CFTC Primer

| Yogita Khatri

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission says smart contracts are covered under financial rules in its new primer on the technology.

CFTC Fines Bitcoin Trader $1.1 Million for Crypto Fraud

| Yogita Khatri

A bitcoin trader has been jailed and fined over $1.1 million for stealing bitcoin and litecoin, and then defrauding investors to repay the loss.

Law Firm Perkins Coie Taps CFTC Veteran for Blockchain Practice

| Aditi Hudli

Perkins Coie continues to grow its blockchain practice with the addition of a former counsel for the CFTC.

CFTC Chair Says Distributed Ledger Tech Can Aid Market Watchdogs

| Nikhilesh De

CFTC chair Christopher Giancarlo explained how DLT can be used to help the agency more efficiently regulate markets during a speech Wednesday.

CFTC Commissioner Cites CryptoKitties, Dogecoin When Talking DLT Uses

| Aditi Hudli

CFTC commissioner Rostin Behnam emphasized that regulators must understand distributed ledger tech before regulating it.