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Felix Shipkevich April 29, 2019

Derivatives clearing organizations (DCOs) offer a valuable purpose in the investment community. Like many other investment operations, they’re thoroughly regulated, and sometimes those regulations are not as clear-cut as many would prefer. Thus,  the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) recent approved a new rule change that would address issues present in the DCO community and […]

Felix Shipkevich November 20, 2018

CFTC Approves a Final Rule to Amend Uncleared Swap Margin Requirements The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced today that it has approved a final rule to amend its uncleared swap margin requirements (CFTC Margin Rule) to better align with certain rules (QFC Rules) adopted by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System […]

Felix Shipkevich September 11, 2018

FINRA Charges Ayre with Fraud and Unlawful Distribution of Unregistered Cryptocurrency Securities HempCoin FINRA announced today that it filed a complaint against Timothy Tilton Ayre of Agawam, Massachusetts, charging him with securities fraud and the unlawful distribution of an unregistered cryptocurrency security called HempCoin. This case represents FINRA’s first disciplinary action involving cryptocurrencies. In the complaint, […]