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Outgoing CFTC Chairman Giancarlo: Regulation of Futures and Blockchain Should Be Largely Led by Markets

In a speech delivered to delegates of the Commissione Nazionale per le Societa e la Borsa (CONSOB- Italy’s securities regulator), CFTC Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo highlighted his organization’s commitment to regulating commodities markets, including the cryptocurrency sector, in a manner that gives room for innovation. He… Read More

A Tale of Two Cities: SEC & CFTC Heads Testify Before the Senate Banking Committee

Truly, it was a tale of two cities. On February 6, 2018, the U.S. Senate Banking Committee held a hearing on the oversight role of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in respect of virtual currencies like Bitcoin… Read More

This is the One to Watch: Senate Banking Committee to Hold Hearing on Virtual Currencies. SEC Chair Jay Clayton and CFTC Chair J. Christopher Giancarlo to Testify

The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs will be holding a hearing on cryptocurrencies this Tuesday. Entitled, Virtual Currencies: The Oversight Role of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, this will be a Hearing to watch as both… Read More

CFTC Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo & SEC Chairman Jay Clayton Join in OpEd on Cryptocurrency & Regulatory Enforcement

In another obvious sign that the federal government is ramping up enforcement actions against initial coin offerings that do not file for an appropriate securities exemption or commit other illegal acts such as fraud, CFTC Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo and SEC Chairman Jay Clayton jointly published… Read More

The CFTC Publishes Statement on Self Certified Bitcoin Contracts for Futures & Options

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and the CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) self-certified new contracts for Bitcoin futures and the Cantor Exchange (Cantor) self-certified a new contract for Bitcoin binary options. CFTC Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo said that Bitcoin is a commodity unlike anything the CFTC… Read More

Daniel Gorfine Appointed as Director of CFTC’s Fintech Sandbox LabCFTC

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Acting Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo has appointed Daniel Gorfine to serve as Director of LabCFTC and Chief Innovation Officer. Launched in May, LabCFTC is the CFTC’s sandbox type environment for Fintech innovation. Gorfine is well known in the Fintech and… Read More

EU Holds Off on Blockchain Regulation…For Now

The European Union has put the brakes on regulating blockchain (the technology that underpins bitcoin); an EU parliamentary committee agreed on Tuesday in the latest example of a “softly-softly” approach by authorities towards financial services, according to the release. “We don’t want pre-emptive regulation, but we do… Read More

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