Tag: cftc

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.

Nov 24 2020

Coinbase Will Suspend All Margin Trading Tomorrow, Citing CFTC Guidance

Nov 24 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  cftc coinbase margin trading markets news

Coinbase plans to suspend all margin trading contracts effective tomorrow, and will end the service entirely by next month.

BitMEX Founder’s Charges Highlight Risks for DeFi

Nov 24 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitmex cftc doj legal opinion

The case against BitMEX, an offshore crypto trading platform, has regulatory implications for the burgeoning DeFi market.

Nov 05 2020

Oct 16 2020

What You Need to Know About the DOJ’s Cryptocurrency Enforcement Framework

Oct 16 2020 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2020 bitcoin bitmex blockchain cftc

Jessie Liu, partner at Skadden and the former US attorney for the District of Columbia, headed up the team that has prosecuted what some believe is the greatest number of cryptocurrency crimes worldwide — Welcome to Video, Dark Scandals, Helix, North Korea, Hamas/Al Qaeda and ISIS. In this episode, she discusses: how she came to create a Threat...

Bitcoin 🐳🚀📈?

Oct 16 2020 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  bitcoin abc bitmex blockchain btc cftc

\+ CFTC Chair Gushes About ETH This week, another big institutional player invested an eye-opening sum in Bitcoin, while BTC's overall bullish trend shows no signs of slowing down. CFTC Chairman Heath Tarbert praised Ethereum while dancing around whether ETH or the greater DeFi landscape should be labeled securities or commodities. We also have a roundup of the latest...

Oct 15 2020

CFTC Chairman Tarbert is Impressed by Ethereum, “Period”

Oct 15 2020 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  cftc ethbtc ethereum ethusd

Ethereum has faced a strong drop since the August highs of $490. The coin currently trades for $375, far below the aforementioned highs. The cryptocurrency remains in a fundamentally strong position, though, analysts say. So much so that the chairman of the U.S. Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) threw his weight behind Ethereum. In a talk, he said that he has genuinely...

Oct 08 2020

BitMEX Branded as ‘High Risk’ Exchange – Chainalysis

BitMEX, one of the leading cryptocurrency exchange and derivative trading platform received a major blow from CFTC last week. Following which investors rushed to remove more than 50,000 bitcoin tokens from BitMEX. The situation is worsening for the exchange as leading cryptocurrency investigation firm Chainalysis has now labeled the platform as a “high risk” exchange. According to the...

Bitmex’s Arthur Hayes, Samuel Reed Step Down From CEO and CTO Roles

Quick take: Bitmex's Arthur Hayes and Samuel Reed are stepping down from their roles as CEO and CTO respectively The move comes a week after the US CFTC and DoJ charged them with illegally operating a derivatives exchange and violating the Bank Secrecy Act Vivien Khoo, Chief Operating Officer of 100x Group, will become Interim CEO Ben Radclyffe, Commercial Director at Bitmex, will...

Oct 07 2020

Oct 02 2020

Over 32,000 Bitcoins (BTC) Withdrawn From Crypto Exchange BitMEX After CFTC Charges

Oct 02 2020 Published at Coingape under tags  bitcoin bitcoin news bitmex btc btceur

On Thursday, October 1, the U.S. CFTC filed a complaint against crypto exchange BitMEX accusing it of illegal crypto derivative trading and money laundering. Hours later, BitMEX...

Trouble! BitMEX Indicted by CFTC

The bitcoin derivatives exchange BitMEX is in hot soup. According to a statement by United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the exchange is facing charges for operating illegally in the United States and for violating AML (Anti-Money Laundering) regulations. CFTC has filed a civil enforcement action against BitMEX owners and operators. The official statement released on October 1 reveals that CFTC will...

Oct 01 2020

“All Funds Are Safe”, BitMex Responds To CFTCs Recent Charges

Oct 01 2020 Published at Coingape under tags  bitcoin news bitmex btcbrl btcbusd btceur

In response to recent charges by CFTC Bitmex has released a blog assuring traders that the funds are safe and Bitmex will continue operating as usual. Bitmex team also responded through their official twitter handle and cleared doubts regarding the withdrawals and continuity of operations. United States CFTC & DOJ Filing Withdrawals Will Be Released The post "All Funds Are Safe", BitMex Responds...

The Bitmex/CFTC Saga Threatens BTC’s Impressive 65 Day Run Above $10k

In brief: Bitcoin has managed to stay above $10,000 for 65 days BTC's impressive run is currently threatened by the unfolding saga between the CFTC, US DoJ and Bitmex The CFTC has charged Bitmex and its owners with illegally operating a derivatives exchange The Department of Justice has also charged the owners of Bitmex with violating the Bank Secrecy act Bitmex has vowed...

CFTC Sues BitMEX For Violating Bank Secrecy Act ; Bitcoin Bears The Brunt

Oct 01 2020 Published at Coingape under tags  bitcoin bitcoin news bitmex btcbrl btcbusd

Arthur Hayes, Ben Delo, and Samuel Reed, owners of BitMEX, have been charged by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) with “operating an...

Sep 30 2020

Why JP Morgan Getting Fined $1bn For Market Manipulation is Good For Bitcoin

Sep 30 2020 Published at Coingape under tags  bitcoin news cftc fraud jamie dimon jp morgan

U.S. banking giant JP Morgan Chase agreed to pay fines of almost a billion dollars after acknowledging offenses regarding commodity market manipulation investigations. On Sept. 29, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) concluded what has been the largest-ever settlement imposed by the derivatives regulator according to Reuters. The bank has been engaged in a pattern The post Why JP Morgan Getting Fined $1bn...

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