America should Lead the Blockchain Space

The CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) Chairman, Heath Tarbert, wishes that the US would take a more active role in the cryptocurrency/blockchain space, although he recognizes that the industry lacks clarity. The CFTC’s Heath Tarbert attended a conference this Tuesday, sharing his views on the state of the crypto/blockchain industry in the United States. According […]

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Ethereum (ETH) Is A Commodity, Declares CFTC Chairman

Bitcoin and its underlying blockchain technology are becoming increasingly prominent in the financial sector, particularly in the derivatives market. Now, it may be Ethereum’s turn to shine. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has declared ETH a commodity.  Ether Derivatives To Happen Soon The CTFC is the agency of the U.S. government in charge […]

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Financial Law Firm Creates Unified Bitcoin And Crypto Crime Database

A new database called the Blockchain Litigation Database is making easier for law firms to provide legal services to crypto-sector clients concerned about compliance issues with the SEC and CFTC. Financial Regulators Crack the Whip In July Jamal El-Hindi, the acting director of the United States Financial Crime Enforcement Network, filed a $110 million civil […]

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Failure to Launch: The LedgerX Controversy

LedgerX CEO, Paul Chou, is really mad and apparently his company is not offering physically-settled Bitcoin futures contracts yet… Failure to Launch On Thursday LedgerX CEO Paul Chou sent out a series of tweets explaining the current LedgerX controversy and his decision to sue the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) for what he calls ‘anti-competitive […]

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Bitmex Sees $500 Million Bitcoin Short Liquidation in 24hrs –

Bitcoin trading activity is breaking all-time records in terms of volume and open interest in Bitcoin futures. The latest trading activity has caused Bitcoin’s value to reach an 18-month high, forcing a huge amount of Bitmex short-sellers to abruptly liquidate their positions. Bitcoin Futures Hits Record Highs 4 Days Running CME saw a record volume […]

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Facebook Talks ‘GlobalCoin’ With CFTC (While Bitcoin Never Had To)

Facebook is reportedly in talks with US Commodities and Futures Trading Commission regarding the future of its GlobalCoin ‘cryptocurrency.’ Facebook In Talks With The CFTC The world’s largest social media website, Facebook, has reportedly entered into a conversation with the US Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). According to the reports, the Chairman of the […]

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Brookings Institute Says the SEC Should Regulate Crypto-Assets

A report from the Economic Studies program of US think tank, Brookings, claims better regulation will benefit the crypto industry. It states that crypto-assets currently fall into a jurisdictional gap, and that the SEC should fill that role. Don’t Hate The Game, Hate The Players The report immediately scores an own goal with the choice […]

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Bakkt Raises $182.5M From Microsoft And Other Big-Name Investors

Bakkt on Monday announced the completion of its first funding round, to the tune of $182.5 million. The platform which aims to offer the first-ever Bitcoin-settled futures contracts in the coming year says it is going ahead with its plans irrespective of the current market conditions. $182.5 Million in Funding From High Profile Investors In […]

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CFTC Says Bitcoin Trader Who Lost $1.1M Will Serve 15 Months in Jail

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) revealed that a former employee of Consolidated Trading will serve 15 months in jail and pay $1.1 million for Bitcoin fraud. Employer Tipped Off Authorities According to sources including US regulator the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and a social media commentator citing “people close” to the matter, Joseph Kim […]

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