Browsing the "CFTC" Tag

TD Ameritrade-Backed ErisX Gets Green Light to Settle Futures in Bitcoin

| Nikhilesh De

The CFTC just granted ErisX a derivatives clearing organization license, green-lighting it to launch physically-settled bitcoin futures contracts.

CFTC Approves LedgerX to Settle Futures in Real Bitcoin

| Nikhilesh De

LedgerX just got the green light from the CFTC to offer physically settled bitcoin futures to retail investors.

CFTC Lawsuit Alleges $147 Million in Bitcoin Defrauded From Trading Scheme Investors

| Daniel Kuhn

22,858.822 bitcoin were misappropriated under Control-Finance's Ponzi-like scheme.

US Senate Confirms New CFTC Chair to Succeed ‘Crypto Dad’ Giancarlo

| Daniel Kuhn

Giancarlo said the agency is in “safe hands.”

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Free Markets and the Future of Blockchain

| J Christopher Giancarlo

J. Christopher Giancarlo is Chairman at U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the agency of the US government that regulates futures and options…

Bakkt Sets July Test Date for Bitcoin Futures

| Nikhilesh De

Bakkt announced Monday it would be testing its bitcoin futures products in July after "working closely" with the CFTC.

Regulators Ready to Approve Ethereum Futures, CFTC Insider Says

| Nikhilesh De

The CFTC is willing to approve an ether futures contract – provided it ticks all the right boxes, a senior official told CoinDesk.

CFTC Chair: ‘Explosion of Interest’ in Crypto May Spawn New Clearinghouses

| Nikhilesh De

CFTC Chairman Giancarlo expects new firms to apply to become federally-regulated clearinghouses so they can offer crypto futures.

CFTC Chair Giancarlo Hints at What’s Holding Back Bakkt’s Bitcoin Futures

| Nikhilesh De

Speaking generally about crypto regulation, the CFTC’s chairman offered clues about the delay at bitcoin futures exchange Bakkt.

Road to Consensus with CFTC Chair Giancarlo – Regulating the Blockchain

| Nolan Bauerle

CoinDesk's Nolan Bauerle goes one-on-one with the man whose regulatory oversight extends to the commodities and futures markets – including…