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Former Coinbase VP Now Heads CFTC’s Bitcoin Futures Division
Former Coinbase VP Now Heads CFTC’s Bitcoin Futures Division
17 September 2019, 18:26
Dorothy DeWitt has joined the U.S Commodity Futures and Trading Commission (CFTC) as the Director of the Division of Market Oversight (DMO).
Crypto Regulations in America are ‘Half-measures and Misguided’ — Harold J. Ford
Crypto Regulations in America are ‘Half-measures and Misguided’ — Harold J. Ford
09 September 2019, 19:18
Harold J. Ford, a former Congressman representing Tennessee’s 9th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, has called on regulators to provide clear regulations for crypto startups in the country.
LedgerX Pips Bakkt to First U.S Physical Bitcoin Futures
LedgerX Pips Bakkt to First U.S Physical Bitcoin Futures
31 July 2019, 18:21
LedgerX has now launched the first U.S regulated physically delivered Bitcoin futures contracts.
Breaking - U.S CFTC Investigating BitMEX Over American Users
Breaking - U.S CFTC Investigating BitMEX Over American Users
19 July 2019, 10:21
The U.S CFTC is investigating crypto derivatives platform, BitMEX.
trueDigital Eyes CFTC Regulated Crypto Derivatives Exchange
trueDigital Eyes CFTC Regulated Crypto Derivatives Exchange
12 July 2019, 20:00
New York-based trueDigital plans to launch a CFTC regulated crypto derivatives exchange.
Morgan Hunt and Kim Hecroft to Pay Nearly $400,000 for Bitcoin Fraud
Morgan Hunt and Kim Hecroft to Pay Nearly $400,000 for Bitcoin Fraud
12 July 2019, 18:48
A Texas federal court has ruled that Morgan Hunt and Kim Hecroft will pay $400,000 for carrying out a fraudulent Bitcoin scheme while falsely impersonating the U.S Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
ErisX Receives CFTC Approval for Physical Bitcoin Futures
ErisX Receives CFTC Approval for Physical Bitcoin Futures
02 July 2019, 03:50
The U.S CFTC has cleared ErisX to offer physically delivered Bitcoin futures contracts.
LedgerX Receives CFTC Approval to Offer Physical Bitcoin Futures
LedgerX Receives CFTC Approval to Offer Physical Bitcoin Futures
25 June 2019, 17:19
The United States Commodity and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has approved an application by Bitcoin Futures startup, LedgerX to exist as a contract market.
CFTC Sues Benjamin Reynolds For $147 Million Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme
CFTC Sues Benjamin Reynolds For $147 Million Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme
18 June 2019, 21:52
The United States Commodity and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced civil enforcement action against a U.K resident Benjamin Reynolds and his business, Control-Finance Limited.
Facebook Meets With CFTC to Discuss GlobalCoin
Facebook Meets With CFTC to Discuss GlobalCoin
03 June 2019, 07:00
United States Commodity and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has held “very early stages of conversations” with Facebook regarding their proposed cryptocurrency, GlobalCoin.
Is Bakkt Launching in July?
Is Bakkt Launching in July?
13 May 2019, 15:03
Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) backed crypto startup Bakkt, revealed in an announcement today, May 13, that it will soon officially commence user acceptance testing for its long-awaited futures and custody platform
U.S SEC and CFTC Admits Growth in Digital Assets Industry
U.S SEC and CFTC Admits Growth in Digital Assets Industry
09 May 2019, 10:11
In the hearing before the Senate Committee on Appropriations, SEC Chairman, Jay Clayton, and CFTC Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo acknowledged growth in the digital assets industry.
CFTC Official Hints at Ether Futures Approval
CFTC Official Hints at Ether Futures Approval
06 May 2019, 14:20
An anonymous official working the U.S Commodity Futures and Trading Commission (CFTC) is talking up the possibility of Ethereum-based futures derivative.
Another Former CFTC Chair Joins the Call for Crypto Regulation
Another Former CFTC Chair Joins the Call for Crypto Regulation
03 May 2019, 14:16
Former Commodity and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chair, Gary Gensler has become the latest top official to lend his voice to the call for clear regulations to govern the crypto ecosystem in the United States.
Bakkt’s 3 Significant Moves Draw Launch Date Closer
Bakkt’s 3 Significant Moves Draw Launch Date Closer
29 April 2019, 17:35
Bakkt confirmed that it recently applied for a crypto custodian license with the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), signed a $100,000,000 insurance policy and acquired Digital Asset Custody Company (DACC)
Bakkt May Subvert CFTC Demands with Crypto License from New York
Bakkt May Subvert CFTC Demands with Crypto License from New York
18 April 2019, 16:44
Bloomberg sources say Bakkt will apply for a crypto license with the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) to quickly bring its product to market
We Don’t Suppress Crypto Assets Sector — U.S CFTC Chair
We Don’t Suppress Crypto Assets Sector — U.S CFTC Chair
05 April 2019, 16:38
CFTC Chairman Christopher Giancarlo said the agency had resisted calls to use their legal powers to suppress the development of crypto-assets and the underlying technologies that support them.
CFTC Advisory Committee Considers Crypto Regulation and Blockchain Adoption
CFTC Advisory Committee Considers Crypto Regulation and Blockchain Adoption
28 March 2019, 12:04
Members of the Technology Advisory Committee of the U.S Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) recently considered regulation for virtual currencies and the need for the agency to adopt distributed ledger technology.
U.S SEC or CFTC Can Regulate Crypto — Timothy Massad
U.S SEC or CFTC Can Regulate Crypto — Timothy Massad
21 March 2019, 20:44
Former CFTC Chair Timothy Massad urges the Congress to appoint either the U.S SEC or the CFTC to regulate crypto-assets, trading platforms, custodians (or wallets), brokers and advisors.
1Pool To Pay $990,000 For Illegal BTC Transactions
1Pool To Pay $990,000 For Illegal BTC Transactions
12 March 2019, 10:41
For failing to register with the CFTC and not enforcing AML laws, a court order has mandated 1Pool Ltd to payback an outrageous sum of $990,000
Court Reverses Decision Involving SEC and Blockvest
Court Reverses Decision Involving SEC and Blockvest
14 February 2019, 22:40
The ongoing case between crypto startup, Blockvest LLC and the U.S SEC has taken a new turn according to a notice released today by the securities watchdog when court ordered Preliminary Injunction.
BakktPlatform.io is Fake
BakktPlatform.io is Fake
07 February 2019, 22:54
A fake platform mimicking the Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Trading platform has seen its cover blown. Bakktplatform.io is a fake Bakkt.
The US Congressmen Propose “Token Taxonomy Act” To Rescue ICOs From SEC's ‘Security’ Definition
21 December 2018, 08:54
The US Reps Warren Davidson and Darren Soto have followed up on their promise to provide a clear regulatory framework for the country's crypto industry, by releasing a new bill to the House
Does Tether Ltd. Have Enough Cash Reserve?
18 December 2018, 06:47
New York-based publication Bloomberg claims to have found a document which could answer one of the most recurring questions in the crypto industry - whether Tether Ltd., the company issuing the USDT stablecoin has enough cash reserves to back the 1.8 billion tokens currently in circulation.
CFTC Calls For Public Comments To Improve Their Understanding of Ethereum Blockchain
CFTC Calls For Public Comments To Improve Their Understanding of Ethereum Blockchain
12 December 2018, 14:47
The U.S Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has picked interest in digital assets in recent times and now wants to know more about Ethereum blockchain operates.
Warren Davidson Promise Crypto And ICO Regulation For The US
09 December 2018, 18:08
U.S Congressman Warren Davidson has raised hopes of crypto regulations coming to the US after making a promise to introduce a bill that makes cryptocurrencies an “asset class”
CFTC will subject smart contracts to Commodity Exchange Act CEA and AML
CFTC will subject smart contracts to Commodity Exchange Act CEA and AML
30 November 2018, 05:21
The research arm of the U.S Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) known as LabCFTC has published a new guide about smart contracts. CFTC will subject smart contracts to laws such as the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) and anti-money laundering (AML) rules
Nasdaq And VanEck Unite To Launch Bitcoin Futures
Nasdaq And VanEck Unite To Launch Bitcoin Futures
30 November 2018, 00:55
VanEck will use its digital asset pricing indices called MVIS to complement Nasdaq SMARTs Market Surveillance system in the development phase of the Bitcoin Futures contract. However, It is yet to be known whether returns on the contract will be physically-settled (paid in BTC) or backed with cash.
Nasdaq To Launch Bitcoin Futures in Q1 2019
Nasdaq To Launch Bitcoin Futures in Q1 2019
28 November 2018, 19:41
Nasdaq “has been working to satisfy the concerns of the U.S.’s main swaps regulator, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission [CFTC]" and may Launch Bitcoin Futures contract in 2019
The US DOJ Probes Tether Over Bitcoin Pump in 2017
The US DOJ Probes Tether Over Bitcoin Pump in 2017
22 November 2018, 17:05
Following BTC’s recent decline, the U.S Department of Justice has reportedly opened a probe into whether Tether and Bitfinex used USDT issuance to manipulate crypto market prices and pump Bitcoin in December 2017
Why Was Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Launch Postponed - Again?
Why Was Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Launch Postponed - Again?
21 November 2018, 23:39

A proposed Bitcoin Futures contract by a crypto startup, Bakkt, has been postponed once again according to a notice by the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), where the offering is expected to be rolled out. Sadly, this is the third postponement since the futures contract was first announced.