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CFTC Taps Coinbase Lawyer to Head Division Overseeing Bitcoin Futures

| Nikhilesh De

New CFTC Chairman Heath Tarbert has named Coinbase general counsel Dorothy DeWitt as the agency's new director of market oversight.

Ex-CFTC Chair ‘Crypto Dad’ Giancarlo Joins Digital Chamber Trade Group

| Nikhilesh De

Former CFTC chairman Christopher Giancarlo has joined the advisory board of the Chamber of Digital Commerce.

Derivatives Drama: The Unintended Consequences of Crypto Regulation

| Noelle Acheson

Noelle Acheson points out that the LedgerX confusion highlights potential CFTC priorities regarding the regulation of crypto derivatives that could…

Senior CFTC Official Who Set Bitcoin Futures Policy Is Leaving: Report

| Daniel Palmer

Amir Zaidi, director of the CFTC's Division of Market Oversight, is to leave the regulator within weeks, according to Bloomberg Law.

The CFTC Fintech Chief Who Oversaw Early Blockchain Trials Is Leaving

| Daniel Kuhn

The director of the CFTC's experimental fintech initiative will step down in mid-August to pursue work in the private sector.

What Happened: Why the First Physical Bitcoin Futures Haven’t Launched

| Nikhilesh De

LedgerX admitted it has not launched bitcoin futures, as it previously claimed, after the CFTC said it had not approved the exchange to do so.

Crypto Exchange BitMEX Under Investigation by CFTC: Bloomberg

| Daniel Palmer

Seychelles-based cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX is being probed by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission over client trades, Bloomberg says.

Ex-CFTC Advisor: Facebook’s Libra Could Be Both Security and Commodity

| Wolfie Zhao

Security? Payment token? Utility token? Defining Facebook's Libra won't be easy, and it's not Facebook's call, says Jeff Bandman.

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.