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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…

Bakkt Taps Former IBM and Cisco Exec Tom Noonan to Chair Its Board

| Nikhilesh De

Bakkt has tapped Tom Noonan, a founder of multiple cybersecurity startups, to chair its new board.

HSBC Exec Urges CFTC to Make More ‘Positive Noise’ About Blockchain

| Nikhilesh De

HSBC's Jesse Drennan asked the CFTC to make more "positive noise" about distributed ledger tech to spur business adoption.

CabbageTech CEO Indicted in New York for Defrauding Crypto Investors

| Yogita Khatri

The owner of a firm called CabbageTech has been arrested and charged with duping investors out of over $200,000 in cryptocurrency and cash.

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.