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Felix Shipkevich June 28, 2018

CFTC and SEC Update 2008 Swaps MOU for Cohesion and Efficiency Latest press release from the CFTC and the SEC shows how far the two regulatory agencies have come to a cohesive approach to market regulation where their respective jurisdictions might overlap. This updated Memorandum of Understanding promises cooperation between the two regulators for efficiency. […]

Felix Shipkevich May 29, 2018

NFA Fines XFA Introducing Broker $100,000 For Compliance Violations Today the National Futures Association announced it ordered X-Change Financial Access, LLC. (XFA) Introducing Broker based in Chicago a $100,000 penalty for lack of “adequate supervisory procedures” to monitor and prevent violations of NFA Member Responsibility Action (MRA). Full Press Release below, “The Decision, issued by NFA’s […]

Felix Shipkevich May 16, 2018

CFTC No Action from Including International Swaps for Global Development   CFTC Reduces Marketplace Barriers for Global Development Initiatives May 16, 2018 Washington, DC — The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) today granted relief to non-US counterparties who enter into swaps with International Financial Institutions (IFIs), such as development banks. […]

Felix Shipkevich April 27, 2018

ATM Coin Part of Binary Options Fraud by Blue Bit Banc, CFTC Order Freezes Assets Last week a new cryptocurrency called ATM Coin was involved with CFTC charges against a Binary Options fraud scheme by Blue Bit Banc and other entities. Blake Kantor, aka Bill Gordon, and Nathan Mullins along with companies Blue Bit bank, […]

Felix Shipkevich March 7, 2018

Federal Judge Sides With CFTC in Patrick McDonnell Bitcoin Fraud Case In January 18, 2018 the CFTC filed a complaint against Patrick McDonnell and his company CabbageTech, Corp. d/b/a Coin Drop Markets charging them with fraud in purchases and trading of Bitcoin and Litecoin. Yesterday’s hearing on March 6th, the Honorable Jack B. Weinstein of the U.S. […]

Felix Shipkevich February 22, 2018

CFTC Issues Its First Virtual Currency “Pump-and-Dump” Schemes Warning The Commission continues its involvement in the virtual currency market. On February 15th the CFTC issued its first ever Costumer Advisory warning against virtual currency “pump-and-dump” schemes. Asserting its jurisdiction over cryptocurrency the original press release from the Commission reads, “the CFTC maintains general anti-fraud and […]