Browsing the "CFTC" Tag

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.

CFTC Official Warns Smart Contract Designers Over Predictive Code

| Wolfie Zhao

Smart contract coders could be held liable for providing predictive "event contracts" on a blockchain, a CFTC commissioner has said.

CFTC Chair Giancarlo Says Institutional Investors Will Help Crypto ‘Mature’

| Nikhilesh De and Daniel Palmer

CFTC Chair Christopher Giancarlo said the cryptocurrency market will mature as institutional investors enter the space.

1Broker Says Bitcoin Futures Site Will Start Processing Withdrawals Thursday

| Nikhilesh De

Bitcoin futures firm 1Broker, which had its website seized after being charged with violating a number of U.S. federal laws, will reopen withdrawals.

CFTC Meeting Hears Renewed Calls for Crypto Self-Regulation

| Nikhilesh De

Panelists at a CFTC meeting explained that stronger regulations or self-enforcement may help protect crypto investors.

Bitcoin Futures Firm 1Broker Moves to Renew Trader Access After US Charges

| Nikhilesh De

Bitcoin futures trader 1Broker hopes to launch a read-only version of its website in the next few days after being sued by the SEC and CFTC.

Bitcoin Fraudsters Misled Investors and Impersonated Regulators, CFTC Alleges

| Nikhilesh De

The CFTC has filed charges against two individuals for allegedly impersonating the regulator in an effort to defraud bitcoin investors.