Tag: cftc

Jul 16 2021

Why It Might Be Too Late for Binance to Avoid Regulatory Action

Jul 16 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 binance bitmex cftc crypto

Christine Parker, partner at Reed Smith, summarizes the slew of regulatory headlines facing Binance and how such scrutiny may affect the exchange going forward. Show highlights: which countries are investigating Binance why it has been...

Jul 07 2021

Former CFTC Chair: A Bitcoin ETF Would Be Good For Investors And Regulators

Jul 07 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  bitcoin etf bloomberg business cftc etf

Timothy Massad delineates the case for the SEC to approve a bitcoin ETF, something he claims could benefit retail investors and regulators.An opinion article published today on Bloomberg makes a case for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to approve a bitcoin...

Mar 20 2021

Breaking: Coinbase Postpones Nasdaq Listing Post CFTC’s $6.5M Fine

Mar 20 2021 Published at Coingape under tags  cftc coinbase coinbase public nasdaq news

Coinbase has reportedly pushed back its much-awaited public debut on Nasdaq by a couple of weeks to April in the wake of CFTC's $6.5 million fine for wash trading...

Coinbase Ordered to Pay $6.5M by the CFTC for Wash Trading

Summary: The CFTC has ordered Coinbase to pay $6.5 million for 'false, misleading or inaccurate reporting and wash trading' Coinbase is also ordered to cease and desist from any further violations of the Commodity Exchange act The accusations center on trading activities on Coinbase between January 2015 and September 2018 The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has ordered Coinbase to pay a penalty of...

Mar 16 2021

CFTC Probes Binance Over U.S. Residents’ Transactions

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is probing Binance Holdings Ltd., the largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, concerning transactions that were allegedly carried out by U.S. residents. According to the report, the CFTC is investigating Binance to find out if U.S....

Mar 12 2021

CFTC Investigates Binance Over Concerns That U.S. Traders Illegally Utilized Platform

The CFTC is investigating major cryptocurrency exchange Binance over concerns U.S. users bought and sold derivatives without approval.Binance Holdings Ltd. is being investigated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) over concerns that United States citizens utilized trading services barred to them, according to a...

Bitcoin Drops to $55k on News of the US CFTC Investigating Binance

In brief: According to Bloomberg, the US CFTC is probing Binance on whether it allowed US residents to trade derivatives on the platform Bitcoin took a $2k nosedive from $57k to $55k as a result March 12th might be a cursed date for Bitcoin as the Coronavirus dip happened exactly one year ago The US CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) is reportedly probing...

CFTC Examines Whether Binance Illegally Brokered Trades for US Users

Mar 12 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  binance bitmex breach business cftc

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in the U.S. is investigating Binance to determine whether the exchange illegally facilitated trading for U.S. residents. Binance Under Investigation Binance isn't registered with the CFTC and is not authorized to allow derivatives trading by U.S. residents. The U.S. regulator views cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum as...

Feb 12 2021

Ex-CFTC Chair Christopher Giancarlo Stumps for Digital Dollar

"Crypto dad" made his case for the next evolution of America's greenback.

Feb 10 2021

Balancing Calls For Bitcoin Regulation While Preserving Satoshi’s Dream

A lot of people automatically dismiss e-currency as a lost cost because of all the companies that failed since the 1990s. I hope it’s obvious it was only the centrally controlled nature of those systems that doomed them. I think this is the first time we’re trying a decentralized, non-trust-based system.Satoshi Nakamoto...

Jan 26 2021

State of Crypto: Unpacking the Trump Presidency’s Crypto Legacy

Donald Trump may have been anti-crypto but his appointed regulators ushered in a largely industry-friendly regime.

Jan 25 2021

Senate Confirms Janet Yellen as US Treasury Secretary

Jan 25 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  cftc janet yellen news occ policy & regulation

Yellen succeeds Steven Mnuchin in running the U.S. government’s treasury. Here’s what she will oversee in the crypto world.

CFTC Attorney Who Let Regulators Trade Crypto Joins Private Law Firm

Daniel Davis oversaw the CFTC’s legal division, including administrative actions.

Jan 24 2021

wNews: All Eyes on Biden, Bitcoin, and the Future of Index Funds

Jan 24 2021 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  analysis biden cftc eth 2.0 index funds

This week's wNews column dives into the nitty-gritty of what a Biden administration means for Bitcoin. So far, many of his...

Jan 21 2021

Chris Brummer Said to Be Biden’s CFTC Chair, Crypto-Friendly Tarbert Steps Down

Georgetown Law professor and former CFTC Commissioner nominee Chris Brummer is reportedly Joe Biden's leading candidate to succeed Heath Tarbert, who announced his resignation Thursday.

Jan 19 2021

State of Crypto: What the Crypto World Should Watch for in the Biden Era

The incoming president has already announced he would tap pro-crypto, pro- regulation Gary Gensler to lead the SEC, but a number of other names and issues remain outstanding.

Dec 17 2020

CFTC’s Latest Crypto Primer Highlights DeFi, Governance

Dec 17 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  cftc defi governance news policy & regulation

Decentralized finance and crypto governance are among a growing list of topics the Commodity Futures Trading Commission is watching in the digital asset space, it said in a new primer.

Dec 11 2020

CFTC Chairman Who Declared ETH a Commodity to Resign

Dec 11 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  cftc people

Heath P. Tarbert announced his plans to step down as the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chairman in early 2021. "Today, I am announcing that...

Dec 10 2020

Crypto Friendly CFTC Chairman Tarbert Intends to Resign ‘Early Next Year’

Dec 10 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  cftc heath tarbert news policy & regulation

CFTC Chairman Heath Tarbert intends to leave the role early in 2021, opening the door for President-elect Joe Biden to name a new top commodities regulator.

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