US Congress Inches Forward on Laws for Cryptocurrencies

House bills with bipartisan support would direct regulators to examine new ways to oversee digital assets and protect them from manipulation, as some lawmakers strive to make financial technologies more

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CFTC, Legislation, US

LabCFTC Releases Primer on Smart Contracts

LabCFTC, the FinTech engagement arm of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), this week released a primer on smart contracts that provides examples of contract logic, describes a decentralized blockchain,

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CFTC, Cryptocurrency, Enforcement, US

SEC and CFTC Charge Bitcoin-Funded Securities Dealer and CEO

On September 27, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed charges against an international securities dealer and its Austria-based CEO for allegedly violating the federal securities laws in connection

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US CFTC Bring New Enforcement Action In Scheme Involving Binary Options and Cryptocurrency

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced the filing of a Complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York charging Defendants Blake Harrison Kantor,

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CFTC, Cryptocurrency, US

Court Affirms CFTC Jurisdiction Over Cryptocurrency

As early as September 2015, the CFTC took the position that virtual currencies such as Bitcoin are commodities. See In re

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CFTC, Cryptocurrency, Litigation, US

US Treasury Official Pushes for Worldwide Cryptocurrency Regulation

In a speech yesterday, Sigal Mandelker, the under secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence for the US Department of the

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AML, CFTC, Cryptocurrency

SEC and CFTC Chairmen Testify Before Congress

SEC Chairman Jay Clayton and CFTC Chairman Christopher Giancarlo testified today before Congress on the subject of virtual currencies.  The

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CFTC, Cryptocurrency, SEC, Securities, US

Further CFTC Enforcement

The CFTC disclosed today that, on January 16, in a case initially filed under seal, the CFTC sued and froze

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CFTC, Cryptocurrency, Litigation, US

CFTC Enforcement

We have previously discussed the position taken by the U.S. SEC with respect to cryptocurrencies. But the US Commodity Futures Trading

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