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Overstock.com to Sell Securities Using Bitcoin Blockchain Technology
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • December 8 2015

Overstock.com has filed this Form S-3 which proposes to sell securities using Bitcoin blockchain technology. The S-3 has not yet been declared


CFTC addresses definition of eligible contract participant
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • October 13 2012

Section 723(a)(2) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act amended Section 2(e) of the Commodity Exchange Act, or CEA to provide that “it shall be unlawful for any person, other than an eligible contract participant, or ECP, to enter into a swap unless the swap is entered into on, or subject to the rules of, a board of trade designated as a contract market under section 5.”


What really happened to the swap pushout rule and Dodd-Frank sleepers from Cromnibus
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • December 17 2014

The swap pushout rule was originally embodied in Section 716 of the Dodd-Frank Act. Among other things, it prohibited "federal assistance" to any


CFTC brings first ever charges for insider trading in commodities
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • December 4 2015

The CFTC issued an Order filing and simultaneously settling charges against Arya Motazedi for engaging in fraudulent transactions in the New York


CFTC Adopts Final Margin Rules for Uncleared Swaps
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • December 16 2015

The CFTC has approved a final rule on margin requirements for uncleared swaps for swap dealers (SDs) and major swap participants (MSPs). The new


SEC says fantasy stock trading violates securities laws; charges others for selling illegal security-based swaps
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • June 17 2015

The SEC issued an Investor Alert which says fantasy stock trading for small amounts of money can violate provisions of securities laws implemented by


CFTC gives treasury affiliates more relief from clearing requirements
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • November 26 2014

The CFTC issued a no-action letter providing further relief for eligible treasury affiliates that enter into swaps that are subject to the clearing


End-users are Dodd-Frank collateral damage according to CFTC Commissioner
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • January 29 2015

CFTC Commissioner J. Christopher Giancarlo recently delivered remarks where he stated "Unfortunately, caught up in some of the collateral damage


CFTC pushes Dodd-Frank boundaries with manipulation case
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • April 4 2015

In the first case of its kind, the CFTC has accused Kraft Food Groups, Inc. and former parent Mondelez Global LLC with manipulation pursuant to


2nd Circuit says MD&A rules provide basis for 10b-5 claims
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2015

In Stratte-McClure v. Morgan Stanley et al, the Second Circuit held that MD&A rules set forth in Item 303 of Regulation S-K can give rise to a Rule