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Felix Shipkevich December 15, 2017

Understand the Risks of Virtual Currency Trading The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is issuing this customer advisory to inform the public of possible risks associated with investing or speculating in virtual currencies or recently launched Bitcoin futures and options. Virtual currency is a digital representation of value that functions as a medium of […]

Felix Shipkevich December 15, 2017

Today the CFTC made an announcement of its brand new Virtual Currency Resource Webpage. It focuses primarily on Bitcoin, as denoted by the webpage address, cftc.gov/bitcoin, but it serves as an annex of all cryptocurrency activity by the Commission. After an introductory paragraph on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency, the page has links to CFTC documents such as LabCFTC’s […]

Felix Shipkevich December 13, 2017

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton released a public announcement regarding Initial Coin Offerings ( ICO ) which gave advise to investors looking into ICOs on Monday, December 11, 2017. CFTC’s own Chairman, J. Christopher Giancarlo, commended Chairman Clayton’s statement: Washington, DC — Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo issued the following […]

Felix Shipkevich September 15, 2017

Currently, CFTC Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo is on a 10-day trip in Europe. Derivatives industry attorneys speculate that a European equivalence pact on swap execution rules might come into fruition very soon. If this happens, it would enable swap trading on platforms located in both, the U.S. and Europe. An absence of this agreement would […]

Felix Shipkevich August 18, 2017

LedgerX Approved to Trade Bitcoin Futures LedgerX, a trading and clearing platform for Bitcoin, became the first company to be approved by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to trade Bitcoin futures. This is one of a few of available current events that shows that Bitcoin is on the verge of being overseen by federal […]

Felix Shipkevich August 4, 2017

Christopher Giancarlo was nominated by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as the Chairman of the regulatory agency. Moreover, Brian Quintenz and Rostin Behnam, both of who are Republican nominees, were confirmed as CFTC Commissioners. However, a third Republican nominee, Dawn Stump, did not receive the same treatment. According to a Senate Democratic aide, […]

Felix Shipkevich July 5, 2017

Washington, D.C. – In a Congressional testimony, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) intimated an increase of the agency’s budget to oversee trading involved with blockchain technology. An additional $31 million needed On June 8, CFTC’s Acting-Chairman, J. Christopher Giancarlo, testified before the Congressional Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development and Related […]