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# CFTC News

In his testimony before the House Committee on Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit Washington, D.C., May 1, 2019, CFTC chairman J. Cristopher Giancarlo asserted that the mounting interest in cryptocurrencies might bring new applications for clearinghouse registration. For the uninitiated, a clearinghouse is a financial institution that...
Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (ICE,) the company behind the highly-anticipated bitcoin trading platform Bakkt has turned to U.S. state watchdogs to get the stalled project the necessary regulatory approvals. This according to a Bloomberg report published April 17, 2019. Bakkt: The Potential Game-Changer Since its announcement in August 2018, Bakkt has...
A pair of United States Congressmen are at the forefront of efforts to improve the cryptocurrency regulatory paradigm in the country. Stakeholders from lawmakers to investors say the country needs to act fast or risk falling behind Europe and Asia in the race to dominate the landscape of the emerging...
According to a March 18, 2019, working paper published by former Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Timothy Massad, the large gap in crypto regulations in the U.S. has led to continual frauds and weak investor protection in the budding cryptocurrency ecosystem. Lack of Regulations a Menace for the Industry...
March 15, 2019 by at Bitcoin, Business, Finance, News
Amongst the many factors that are transforming the global financial market, cryptocurrency and blockchain were singled out by the outgoing CFTC Chairman in a March 14, 2019 speech.   Namedropping The crypto industry and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) are constantly crossing paths, whether they are receiving feedback from...
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