カテゴリー: CFTC

Exchanges Round-Up: Price Spread and Institutions, Brazil Surveys Exchanges

Exchanges Round-Up: Price Spread and Institutions, Brazil Surveys ExchangesIn recent news pertaining to exchanges, Sfox has attributed a reducing spread in the price of BTC across exchanges to the increased presence of institutional investors in the cryptocurrency markets, Brazil’s government has issued a questionnaire to three local crypto exchanges seeking to obtain data pertaining to their operations, and data from the United States […]

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$1.1 Million Landmark Crypto Fraud Case Establishes CFTC Jurisdiction

$1.1 Million Landmark Crypto Fraud Case Establishes CFTC JurisdictionThe US Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) helped bring a fraud case to court, hoping to both assist in its ultimate prosecution and establish precedent. The New York Eastern District Court decided in the CFTC’s favor, ending in a combined over $1.1 million decision in fines and restitution. It also established the regulator as having […]

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SEC Postpones Decision on Vaneck Solidx Bitcoin ETF but Previous Concerns ‘Resolved’

SEC Postpones Decision on Vaneck Solidx Bitcoin ETF but Previous Concerns ‘Resolved'The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has extended the time period it needs to make a decision on the Vaneck Solidx bitcoin ETF based on the proposed rule change filed by Cboe BZX Exchange. Meanwhile, the ETF team has submitted to the SEC key changes addressing all concerns cited as reasons for rejecting Solidx […]

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NYSE Owner: Bitcoin Should Be in Retirement Funds, Credit Cards, Retail Stores

NYSE Owner: Bitcoin Should Be In Retirement Funds, Credit Cards, Retail StoresIntercontinental Exchange (ICE), owner of arguably the most important stock exchange in the world, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), is introducing a new company, Bakkt. The idea is to weave bitcoin into 401(k)s, credit cards, and retail. The project is getting a lot of hype due in large measure to two very powerful backers: […]

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U.S. Regulations Round-Up: CFTC Can’t Keep Pace with Crypto, Libertarian Candidate Accepts Bitcoin Donations

U.S. Regulations Round-Up: CFTC Can’t Keep Pace With Crypto, Libertarian Candidate Accepts Bitcoin DonationsIn recent regulatory news, the CFTC chairman has warned that the regulator is falling behind its international counterparts with regards to virtual currency and blockchain regulations; a U.S. Congressional bill is advocating the incorporation of cryptocurrencies into the regulatory mandate of FinCEN; and a candidate of the Wisconsin Libertarian Party is accepting donations in the […]

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Fed Chair: Crypto Has No Intrinsic Value, Not a Store of Value, Great for Money Laundering

Fed Chair: Crypto Has No Intrinsic Value, Not a Store of Value, Great for Money LaunderingThe Federal Reserve’s new chairman made his stance on cryptocurrency clear to the US House of Representatives on Wednesday. In his view, cryptocurrencies have no intrinsic value, are not used often as a means of payment, are not a store of value, but are great for money laundering. He also dismisses the idea that cryptocurrencies […]

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US Regulator’s Power Over Crypto Challenged in Court

US Regulator's Power Over Crypto Challenged in CourtThe US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is being challenged in court over its oversight of cryptocurrencies. The defendants argue that their tokens are not commodities, with no futures contracts, which the CFTC regulates. The outcome of this case could affect the Commission’s ability to police all future crypto frauds. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance […]

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CFTC Subpoenas Leading Exchanges for Trading Data

CFTC Subpoenas Leading Exchanges for Trading DataAccording to anonymous sources cited by The Wall Street Journal, The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is coordinating with the U.S. Justice Department in conducting investigations into price manipulation in the spot BTC markets. The report claims that the CFTC launched a criminal probe into BTC price manipulation after several cryptocurrency exchanges rejected […]

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Regulations Round-Up: CFTC Rejects FOIA Request, SEC Not Modifying Securities Laws

Regulations Round-Up: CFTC Rejects FOIA Request, SEC Not Modifying Securities LawsIn recent regulatory news, the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has rejected a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request regarding the subpoenas recently received by Bitfinex and Tether; the United States Securities and Exchanges (SEC) Chairman, Jay Clayton, has indicated that the regulator will not alter existing securities legislation to cater to cryptocurrencies. […]

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