What the CFTC Chairman Actually Said About Ether Futures and Ethereum 2.0

The Takeaway: CFTC Chairman Heath Tarbert said last month that ether is a commodity, and he expects to see regulated…

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Tassat Gets CFTC Approval to Issue Bitcoin Derivatives In US

New York-based financial technology firm Tassat — formerly known as  trueDigital — has succeeded in overcoming the first hurdle in…

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Binary Options Scams Spread Into Crypto, Time for US Lawmakers to Act

Mainstream finance and cryptocurrency are becoming more closely intertwined with each passing day. Just over a year ago, the idea…

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US Congress Weighs Bill Spelling Out CFTC’s Crypto Derivatives Oversight

The U.S. Congress will soon vote on a bill providing new information about the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) authority…

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ATM Coin Founders Ordered to Pay $4.25 Million for Fraud

In a U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission-led case, a U.S. court has fined another cryptocurrency investment scheme for fraud and…

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Court Orders $4M in Penalties for Investment Fraud Involving ATM Coin

A New York court has ordered defendants to pay $4.25 million in penalties for investment fraud involving the cryptocurrency ATM…

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The SEC Files as the CFTC Settles Charges Against Swiss Securities Dealer

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed charges against XBT Corp. SARL on the same day that the…

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SEC, CFTC Charge XBT Group With Selling Unregistered Swaps for Bitcoin

U.S. regulators filed charges against XBT Corp. Thursday, alleging the company failed to register as a futures commission merchant (FCM).…

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US CFTC Turns Its Fintech Lab Into an Independent Office in D.C.

The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) gives its fintech research unit LabCFTC status as an independent operating office.…

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SEC, CFTC, OCC, FDIC Join UK FCA’s ‘Global Sandbox’

Four U.S. regulators joined the Global Financial Innovation Network, an international alliance of government regulators led by the UK’s Financial…

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