Browsing the "CFTC" Tag

When Bakkt? Bitcoin Futures Market’s Approval Appears Stuck in Limbo

| Nikhilesh De

More than six months since ICE revealed its vision for Bakkt, the bitcoin futures market is still awaiting regulatory approval.

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Will Fiat-Backed Stablecoins Pass Legal Muster With the SEC and CFTC?

| Jake Chervinsky and Benjamin Sauter

As stablecoins see greater capital inflows and adoption, regulators will likely take a harder look at their compliance status.

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Craig Wright Claims to Be Satoshi in Critical Response to CFTC on Ethereum

| Yogita Khatri

In a response to the CFTC, nChain chief scientist Craig Wright has criticized ethereum and restated his claim to be Satoshi Nakamoto.

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.

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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.