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# CFTC News

February 15, 2019 by at Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Regulation
On February 12, 2019, the US Commodity Features Trading Commission (CFTC) released a new set of examination priorities for several departments. One such arm, the Division of Market Oversight (DMO), will be monitoring as well as analysing cryptocurrencies and block trading via surveillance practices. Other divisions will be extremely focused...
January 15, 2019 by at Business, Crime, Exchange, Finance, News
On January 14, 2019, it was reported that the Volatility Index (VIX) is under investigation by the SEC and CTFC for possible market manipulation. This is as a response to the Feb 5 Dow Jones Crash that saw billions in losses for investors. Cause and Effect Investments on VIX are...
January 15, 2019 by at Adoption, Business, Investment, News
The intercontinental exchange’s much anticipated new cryptocurrency trading venture, Bakkt, announced (Jan 14) that it has made its first acquisition in support of its mission to become to the go-to crypto on-ramp for institutional investors, and to create a regulated cryptocurrency ecosystem for consumers and merchants. Bakkt Expands Risk Management,...
United States Congressman, Darren Soto (D-Fla) has reportedly said that the issue of crypto regulation should be left to the jurisdiction of the U.S Commodity Futures Trading Commission, rather than the almighty Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), reported Cheddar on January 10, 2019. The CFTC Should Regulate Cryptocurrencies While the SEC...
December 12, 2018 by at Altcoins, Blockchain, Ethereum, News, Regulation
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is looking to the public for further feedback and understanding concerning the cryptocurrency industry, especially regarding ether and its uses on the Ethereum network. According to the press release published on December 11, 2018, the CFTC is confident that the comments and information...
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