Shipkevich Bitcoin and ICO Attorney
Felix Shipkevich June 15, 2010

The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC) submitted a rule amendment, which the CFTC rejected with a notice of non-approval.  The proposed amendment would have treated foreign currency contracts, where the exercise price is fixed at a nominal amount, as securities options.  The CFTC found that the contracts are not bona fide options, but rather the economic and functional equivalent of foreign currency futures.

http://www.cftc.gov/PressRoom/PressReleases/pr5833-10.html