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CFTC Commissioner: Programmers Could Be Prosecuted for Writing Predictive Smart Contracts

Developers that write predictive smart contracts could be subject to various types of enforcement action and liability, CFTC Commissioner Brian Quintenz told an audience in Dubai yesterday. Quintenz, whose agency regulates derivatives markets in the US, singled out both securities-preformance predictive software (“It could look… Read More

US CFTC Signs Fintech Agreement with Australian Securities and Investment Commission

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) have signed a Fintech agreement to support innovations in finance and to share information within their respective jurisdictions. This is the second such agreement for the CFTC, a US regulatory agency… Read More

CFTC Comments on My Big Coin Ruling and Determination CFTC Has Jurisdiction in Oversight of Virtual Currency

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Last week, CI reported on a court ruling where the Judge determined the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has jurisdiction in the case of My Big Coin Initial Coin Offering (ICO). The statement by the court will have ramifications for other actions pertaining to ICO… Read More

CFTC Posts Fintech Event Agenda

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has published the agenda for Fintech Forward 2018: Innovation, Regulation and Education, conference taking place in DC next week. The conference is a collaboration of CFTC’s LabCFTC and the Office of Customer Education and Outreach (OCEO). As part of the… Read More

SEC & CFTC Join in Charging Austria Based Dealer Using Bitcoin for Swaps for Violating US Law

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced an enforcement action today against an Austria based international securities dealer with providing securities swaps funded by Bitcoin. The SEC charges Patrick Brunner, CEO of 1pool Ltd. a/k/a 1Broker – registered in the Marshall Islands, with violations of US… Read More

Judge Rules that CFTC Has Jurisdiction in Case Against My Big Coin ICO & Allegations of Fraud

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In January 2018, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) leveled allegations of fraud and misconduct against My Big Coin, an initial coin offering (ICO) that was said to fleece $6 million from investors. My Big Coin fought back when defense counsel said the CFTC had… Read More

CFTC to Hold Open Meeting, Will Consider Fintech Cooperation Arrangements

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has scheduled an open meeting to be held next Thursday, September 27, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. to consider the following items: Proposed Rule Amending Registration and Compliance Obligations for Commodity Pool Operators (CPOs) and Commodity Trading Advisors (CTAs) Fintech Cooperation… Read More

CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee Meets on October 5th

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has scheduled a meeting of its Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) to take place on October 5th at the CFTC HQ in Washington, DC. The meeting begins at 10AM and continues to approximately 3:30PM ET. According to the CFTC, the… Read More

Securities Litigations Against Cryptocurrency Projects in US Have Tripled in 2018

Securities litigations against cryptocurrency projects in the US have tripled in 2018, Law.com reports, and the SEC under new Chairperson Jay Clayton is leading the charge in 30% of cases. In “Securities Litigation Report of 2018,” legal analytics firm Lex Machina found 45 cases filed… Read More

US Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Monetary Authority of Singapore Agree to Cooperate on Fintech Innovation

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has signed an agreement to collaborate on Fintech innovation. MAS has signed many of these types of agreements over the past several years. The CFTC is unique in the US as… Read More

Fintech Forward: US CFTC to Hold Conference at DC HQ in October

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has announced that registration is open for their forthcoming Fintech focused conference. Scheduled to take place at CFTC HQ in Washington, DC, on October 3-4, FinTech Forward 2018: Innovation, Regulation and Education, is an effort to bring together policy… Read More

Dan Berkovitz is Newest CFTC Commissioner

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Dan M. Berkovitz was sworn in as a Commissioner for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) this past week. Berkovitz was nominated by President Trump to serve as a Commissioner in April 201.  He was unanimously confirmed by the Senate on August 28, 2018. Berkovitz… Read More

Report: CBOE will Launch ETH Futures Before End of Year

The Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE) expects to follow in the footsteps of their Bitcoin Futures contracts and offer the same for Ethereum. This is according to a report this past weekend from Business Insider. According to the write up, ETH Futures will launch… Read More

Two New Commissioners Join CFTC Following Senate Confirmation

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has two new Commissioners following the Senate confirmation of Dawn Stump and Dan Berkovitz. The addition of Stump and Berkovitz means the Commission is fully staffed joining Brian Quintenz, Rostin Behnam and Chair J. Christopher Giancarlo. Until recently, Berkovitz was a… Read More

The Virtual Commodity Association May Help Virtual Currencies Gain Credence but What About Other Crypto Exchanges?

Last week, the Virtual Commodity Association (VCA) officially launched and quickly scheduled a meeting for September. The inaugural members included several well-known names in the virtual currency sector. Bittrex, Bitstamp, bitFlyer USA and Gemini Trust Company were announced as founding members. At the same time, Maria… Read More

CFTC Wins Big Court Victory in CabbageTech / Coin Drop Markets Fraud Trial Involving Virtual Currencies Including Bitcoin

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has won a big victory in a trial against Patrick K. McDonnell and CabbageTech Crop – a company that was doing business as Coin Drop Markets. McDonnel, and his company, was assessed penalties and restitution of over $1.1 million as… Read More

CFTC Chair J. Christopher Giancarlo: “We are falling behind”

Yesterday, J. Christopher Giancarlo, Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), spent some time on Capitol Hill testifying in front of the House Committee on Agriculture. While Giancarlo’s prepared remarks, and ensuing comments driven by questions from the Committee, covered a wide range of… Read More

CFTC: NY Court Orders Dillon Michael Dean to Pay $1.9 Million Penalty Pertaining to Bitcoin Fraud

In early 2018, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) filed a civil enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York against Dillon Michael Dean of Longmont, Colorado and his company, The Entrepreneurs Headquarters Limited. The UK registered firm and Dean have… Read More

CFTC Warns on Crypto Again, Issues Consumer Advisory When Buying Tokens

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued their fourth warning on consumers purchasing cryptocurrency. The “Customer Advisory told investors to use caution and to extensive research prior to purchasing virtual coins or tokens – including “self described utility coins or consumption coins.” Erica Elliott… Read More

CFTC Subpoenas Four Crypto Exchanges in Bitcoin Market Manipulation Probe, Cryptocurrencies in the Red

As part of a probe examining possible manipulation in Bitcoin markets, the regulator responsible for overseeing futures and commodity trading in the US has subpoenaed four American cryptocurrency exchanges to produce volumes of trade data, WSJ reported Friday June 8th. Top cryptocurrencies have since turned red as this… Read More

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