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CFTC Commissioner Stump Comments on Tether/Bitfinex Enforcement Action: Concerned About Regulatory Confusion on Stablecoins

At the same time the CFTC announced its enforcement actions against Bitfinex and Tether, Commissioner Dawn D. Stump has issued a statement regarding the action by the regulator. Commissioner Stump says she agrees with the action taken by the Commission while expressing her concern regarding… Read More

Tether, Bitfinex Ordered to Pay Over $42 Million in Fines by CFTC

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has ordered Tether and Bitfinex (iFinex) to pay $42.5 million in fines, according to a statement by the regulator. Tether, a leading dollar-based stablecoin, must pay $41 million in regards to claims that Tether (USDT) was fully backed by… Read More

CFTC Charges Multiple Individuals in FOREX, Bitcoin Fraud

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has charged several individuals in regard to allegations of FOREX and Bitcoin fraud. The CFTC states that an enforcement action has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts against Uduakobong Udo Inyangudo a/k/a Alexander… Read More

CFTC Files Charges Against Bevy of Crypto – Binary Option Platforms

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has filed charges against 14 entities for either failing to register as futures commission merchants (FCMs) or else making false and misleading claims of having CFTC registration and National Futures Association (NFA) membership. The CFTC is pursuing cease and… Read More

Kraken Hit by $1.25 Million Penalty Imposed by CFTC, Commissioner Stump Calls Decision “Uncharted Territory”

Kraken (Payward Ventures, Inc), a digital asset trading platform, has been hit by a $1.25 million penalty imposed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). According to a statement by the CFTC, Kraken offered illegal off-exchange trading in digital asetss and failed to register as… Read More

CFTC Posts 10 Points as to How They Regulate Digital Assets: Is it a Commodity or a Security?

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has created an infographic outlining how the agency regulates digital assets. The CFTC seeks to clarify “the fallacy of the question ‘Is it a commodity or a security’.” Posted by CFTC Commissioner Dawn D. Stump, the Commissioner says the… Read More

CFTC Commissioner Brian D. Quintenz Issues Statement on Forthcoming Departure

Commissioner Brian D. Quintenz, long a voice in support of responsible Fintech innovation at the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), has issued a statement regarding his forthcoming exit from the regulator. Quintenz’s term expired in April of 2020 but said he would not seek another… Read More

Two Congressmen Tell the SEC and CFTC to Form Digital Assets Working Group Now

US House of Representative Patrick McHenry and Representative Glenn Thompson have sent a letter to both the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) telling them to form a working group on digital assets. The letter arrives at a time when… Read More

BitMEX CEO Says Crypto Is Changing and They’re Changing with It, After $100M Penalty Pertaining to Alleged Illegal Trading, AML Violations

Crypto is “changing,” and BitMEX is “changing with it” according to Alexander Höptner, the CEO at the Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange. In a blog post dated August 10, 2021, the team at BitMEX revealed that they’ve reached a “resolution” with the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission… Read More

Bitmex Hit with $100 Milllion Penalty Pertaining to CFTC Action Claiming Illegal Crypto Trading, AML Violations and More

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), has announced a consent order against BitMEX and its affiliated entities. The order stems from a CFTC action filed on October 1, 2020, against BitMEX and its three individual founders, Arthur Hayes, Benjamin Delo, and Samuel Reed. The CFTC’s… Read More

US District Court Orders $1.75 Million Penalty in Digital Asset Ploy

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued a notice that the US District Court, Southern District of Texas, has issued a consent order in regards to the Global Trading Club (GTC) and affiliated individual Mayco Alexis Maldonado Garcia, and a separate consent order against Cesar Castaneda and… Read More

CFTC: Court Bans and Fines PaxForex For Offering Illegal Leveraged Transactions in Crypto

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission CFTC) has noted that the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas entered a default judgment against Laino Group Limited doing business as PaxForex (PaxForex) of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. According to the CFTC, PaxForex charged PaxForex… Read More

CFTC Settles Charges Pertaining to Misleading Statements in Digital Asset Offering

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has settled charges against Jozef Gherman of Florida and J Squared LLC for making misleading statements or omitting material facts in connection with soliciting more than $300,000 from more than 40 individuals to invest in digital assets. According to… Read More

US District Cour Enters Default Judgment Ordering David Gilbert Saffron and Circle Society Corp. to Pay $32 Million for Crypto Fraud

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) reports that the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada has entered a default judgment against defendants David Gilbert Saffron and Circle Society, Corp. for a cryptocurrency fraud and a misappropriation scheme. The final judgment is the result… Read More

CFTC: US District Court Orders UK Man to Pay $571 Million for Bitcoin Related Fraud

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has announced that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York entered a default judgment against Benjamin Reynolds, of Manchester, England. According to the judgment, Reynolds operated a fraudulent scheme to solicit Bitcoin from members of… Read More

CFTC Hits Coinbase with $6.5 Million Penalty for Wash Trading and More

The Commodities Future Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued an order requiring Coinbase to pay a $6.5 million penalty for “false, misleading, or inaccurate reporting and wash trading.” Coinbase has settled the civil penalty with the CFTC. The wash trading was said to be affiliated with… Read More

Overarching National-Level US Legislation Remains Ideal Way to Create Coherent Digital Asset Regulatory Framework, BitOoda Says

Despite a few weeks’ break from their regulatory assessments, the BitOoda team says it has been regularly monitoring the crypto industry and engaging in the ongoing advancement of the US regulatory landscape. BitOoda notes that the recent developments they’ve followed are: New York Attorney General… Read More

Binance Being Investigated by CFTC for Possible Violation of US Rules: Report

Binance, the largest cryptocurrency trading platform in the world, has garnered the scrutiny of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), according to a report. Binance has emerged as a leading crypto trading platform and innovator in the digital asset sector. If you look at… Read More

BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes Might Surrender to US Authorities as Exchange Is Facing CFTC Enforcement Action for Illegal Crypto Derivatives Trading

Arthur Hayes, the former CEO of digital currency derivatives exchange BitMEX, is reportedly holding discussions which would involve his surrender to US authorities as early as next month (April 2021). As reported in October of last year, Hayes and several other senior managers at the… Read More

CFTC Files Charges Against Jeremy Spence of Coin Signals Alleging Digital Asset Ponzi Scheme

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has filed a federal civil enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York charging Jeremy Spence of New York, alleging fraud for operating a Ponzi scheme involving digital assets such as Bitcoin and… Read More

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