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Ethereum Futures: The Next Big Derivative to Hit the Market?

Analysis The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) hasn’t come to bury Ether, it’s come to regulate it. That was the message drawn from Heath Tarbert’s remarks from the stage at Yahoo Finance’s All Markets Summit in New York City on Oct. 10, which could have important consequen..

Ex-CFTC Chairman: US Must Create an Independent Blockchain Dollar

News The ex-head of the United States’ commodities regulator thinks the government must digitize the dollar and take power away from central banks. Giancarlo wants independently maintained dollarIn an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal on Oct. 15, J. Christopher Giancarlo, former chair of t..

2019 May Be the Year of Regulatory Response to Crypto: Ex-CFTC Chairman

News Former Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chairman Christopher Giancarlo, who had parted ways with the regulator this summer, has stated that he expects 2019 to be the year when regulators may start considering some response to cryptocurrencies. Giancarlo voiced his opinion during an..

Crypto Market Hardly Needs a Bitcoin ETF at This Time, Says BKCM CEO

Founder and CEO of crypto investment firm BKCM Brian Kelly says that Bitcoin ETFs are hardly needed for the ecosystem’s development

How Severe Is Roche Freedman’s Lawsuit Against Tether and Bitfinex?

Analysis At the start of October, New York-based legal firm Roche Freedman filed a new class-action lawsuit against stablecoin firm Tether and digital currency exchange Bitfinex. The case accuses the aforementioned entities of manipulating the market by using a host of sophisticated schemes that i..

US CFTC Chairman Says Ether Is a Commodity, ETH Futures Coming Next

News The chairman of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) believes Ether (ETH) is a commodity — and that ETH futures trading is becoming a reality. Heath Tarbert, who overtook J. Christopher Giancarlo in July, revealed his stance toward cryptocurrencies and forked coins at..

CFTC Charges US Resident with $7M Bitcoin Fraud

News The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) charged a United States resident with a $7 million Bitcoin (BTC)-related fraud. In an official news release published on Sept. 30, the regulator revealed that Jon Barry Thompson of Easton, Pennsylvania, is charged with “knowingly o..

Report: LedgerX Claims Ex-CFTC Chairman Stalled Approvals Due to Personal Bias

News Cryptocurrency derivatives firm LedgerX alleges that former United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chairman Christopher Giancarlo obstructed the approval of its amended Derivatives Clearing Organization (DCO) registration because of personal bias against the firm’s CEO Paul..

First Week of Bakkt: Slow Start Unlikely to Dampen Long-Term Prospects

Analysis After more than a year spent ensuring full compliance with the United States authorities, Bakkt, the first federally regulated platform for Bitcoin (BTC) futures trading, launched on September 23. Conceived by the global trading giant Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) and counting a solid ..

Bakkt’s Much-Anticipated Bitcoin Futures Trading Platform Goes Live

News Bakkt’s physically settled Bitcoin (BTC) futures trading is now live for trading on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE). New option for tradersAs of 8 PM EST on Sept. 22 (00:00 UTC Sept. 23), Bakkt’s much-anticipated BTC futures trading has launched. The platform is the first of its kind to r..

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