Bakkt To Test Bitcoin Futures In July

Bitcoin futures exchange Bakkt said it would start testing physically-settled bitcoin futures contracts in July. As detailed in the ICE Futures U.S. filing with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), bitcoin futures will be listed on a federally regulated futures exchange in the coming months. “In conjunction with our exchange and clearing partners at ICE, we’ll be working with […]

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Free Markets and the Future of Blockchain

J. Christopher Giancarlo is Chairman at U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the agency of the US government that regulates futures and options markets. This will be the last time I speak to you from the CFTC. Nevertheless, before I go, I wanted to share some thoughts, which I have been saving. My five years at the Commission have been an […]

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ICE Pushes for Bakkt Bitcoin Custody License — CFTC Approval Imminent?

The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) is reportedly taking steps to ensure approval from the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) for its bitcoin futures contracts platform — Bakkt. ICE, the operator of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), recently acquired a cryptocurrency custodial service and are mulling plans to register Bakkt as a licensed trust in the state of New […]

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Ethereum Futures Might be Approved in the US

There is a good possibility Ethereum (ETH) futures contract will be approved if it complies with the set regulatory standards, according to an anonymous senior official at the United States Commodity Futures Commission (U.S CFTC) who refused to be identified for security reasons. Ethereum is the globe’s second cryptocurrency by market cap (MC). According to data from coinmarketcap, ETH/USD is […]

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95% Fake Crypto Trading Volume Draws ETF Adoption Nearer

95% of the reported Bitcoin (BTC) trading volumes are actually forged and fake. What was once taken to be as an allegation, is now having a documented proof, a research conducted by Bitwise Asset Management. 1/ New Research from us @BitwiseInvest. As part of 226 slides presented to the SEC on our ETF filing, we did a first-of-its-kind analysis of […]

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CFTC Chairman: Crypto and Blockchain Influencing Global Markets – BTCMANAGER

Amongst the many factors that are transforming the global financial market, cryptocurrency and blockchain were singled out by the outgoing CFTC Chairman in a March 14, 2019 speech.   Namedropping The crypto industry and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) are constantly crossing paths, whether they are receiving feedback from the industry or investigating possible manipulation. However, it has become […]

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Leading Cryptocurrency and Finance Companies Answer CFTC on Ethereum – BTCMANAGER

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), through its LabCFTC initiative, has published an inquiry towards the end of December 2018 and sought public comments on fintech innovations, and now the results are in from a number of prominent industry figures. Gain Better Understanding of Ethereum Network According to an official communication from CFTC, over 30 leading cryptocurrency and financial […]

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US Representative Soto: Most Cryptos Need CFTC's Light Touch, Not SEC Oversight

United States congressman Darren Soto has said that most cryptocurrencies should not be regulated under the country’s securities regulator. Soto made his comments in an interview with financial news channel Cheddar on Jan. 10. According to Soto, crypto should be overseen by the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) — rather than classed as securities […]

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