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CFTC Opens the Door to More Cryptocurrency Derivatives with New Advisory

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Ethereum, News, Regulation

CFTC Opens the Door to More Cryptocurrency Derivatives with New Advisory

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued a new advisory according to a May 21 announcement, which exchanges and clearinghouses planning to list cryptocurrencies derivatives must adhere. The instructions are in response to growing industry concerns about the vetting process for new derivative products pegged around digital currencies. Source: Steemit CFTC Crypto Derivatives Guidelines The exchanges must also…

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Consensus 2018: U.S. Authorities Poised to Regulate the Cryptocurrency Industry Without Killing Innovation

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Consensus 2018: U.S. Authorities Poised to Regulate the Cryptocurrency Industry Without Killing Innovation

United States regulators present at the Consensus 2018 conference have made it clear that they are trying as much as they can to sanitize the crypto space by formulating policies that would protect investors and boost growth in the nascent digital currency ecosystem. The SEC and ICOs Highly reputable officials of the U.S. regulatory watchdogs, including Commodity Futures Trading Commission…

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Wyoming Becomes the New Home for Cryptocurrency Startups

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, Finance, News, Regulation

Wyoming Becomes the New Home for Cryptocurrency Startups

Over the past several weeks, the U.S. State of Wyoming “Utility Token” bill, formally called the Wyoming House Bill 70 (HB70), and other crypto-focused measures have been in the news. Wyoming state legislature passed the HB70 in early March 2018. The Difference of Opinion Attracts Crypto Business to the Cowboy State According to the bill, cryptocurrencies are considered as a…

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CFTC Executive Urges Federal Agencies in the U.S. to Quickly Clarify Ether’s Status

Category: Altcoins, Finance, News, Regulation

CFTC Executive Urges Federal Agencies in the U.S. to Quickly Clarify Ether’s Status

The cryptocurrency debate seems to be back, and this time it has fallen on ether (ETH) as authorities in the U.S. face pressure to decide whether it should be classified as a cryptocurrency or as a commodity. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Commissioner Brian Quintenz stated on Monday, May 14 that exchanges have shown interest in providing ether derivatives to…

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Two U.S Giant Financial Regulatory Watchdogs Join Forces to Fight Crypto-Related Fraud

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Finance, News, Regulation

Two U.S Giant Financial Regulatory Watchdogs Join Forces to Fight Crypto-Related Fraud

Officials of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and that of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have pledged to collaborate more in the fight against bad actors in the U.S cryptocurrency, blockchain ecosystem and the nation’s finance sector. The Need for Collaboration Unlike most nations that have only one regulatory agency that oversees all issues about the…

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U.S. Congress Cuts Funding for Crypto Futures Monitoring Agency

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Finance, News, Regulation

U.S. Congress Cuts Funding for Crypto Futures Monitoring Agency

The fate of the United States’ top cryptocurrency watchdog appears to have fallen victim of the quintessential internal Washington politics that is, government funding. With both Democrats and Republicans scrambling to reach an accord over a new spending plan to prevent another government shutdown, some compromises were surely going to be made. As part of the new spending plans released,…

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Punishing Cryptocurrency Scams and Pump and Dump Groups: A Game Theoretical Analysis

Category: Commentary, Finance, News, Regulation

Punishing Cryptocurrency Scams and Pump and Dump Groups: A Game Theoretical Analysis

Recently, the CFTC has put out a document regarding pump and dump groups, stating that any whistleblowers that come forward and their testimony leads to monetary sanctions of $1 million or more will receive a reward of ten to 30 percent. In this article, we examine the rationale behind the policy and why it could lead to more harm than…

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CFTC Employees Permitted to Trade Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Finance, News, Regulation

CFTC Employees Permitted to Trade Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies

It has been reported that the leading commodities regulator in the United States, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), has provided clarity on whether their workers can engage in cryptocurrency investing, a net positive for the crypto market. The CFTC is also responsible for the regulation of the bitcoin futures market. The CFTC has altered their ethics guidance principles to…

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“Cryptodad” Giancarlo Positive on Bitcoin, Champagne All Round

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Regulation

“Cryptodad” Giancarlo Positive on Bitcoin, Champagne All Round

A celebrity voice is emerging from the overall positive chorus following the Senate’s hearing on cryptocurrencies on February 6, 2018. Typical bitcoin heroes are developers, investors, and traders. Now from the ranks of the formal sector comes a surprisingly savvy and moderate voice, being lauded with much praise. Christopher Giancarlo is the respectable chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission…

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The True Sentiment Behind the Senate Meeting on Bitcoin, ICOs, and Blockchain Technology

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, News, Regulation

The True Sentiment Behind the Senate Meeting on Bitcoin, ICOs, and Blockchain Technology

On February 6, 2018, the Senate created a forum to discuss cryptocurrencies in a meeting titled, “Virtual Currencies: The Oversight Role of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.” This meeting had been long anticipated by the community, with many speculating that this session could be a “make or break” moment for the cryptocurrency…

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