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SEC Says Mobile Phone Game is an Illegal Security-Based Swap
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • October 13 2016

I previously discussed an SEC Investor Alert which said fantasy stock trading for small amounts of money can violate provisions of securities laws


CFTC Approves Final Rule for Filing Chief Compliance Officer Annual Reports
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • November 13 2016

The CFTC approved a final rule amending a CFTC regulation addressing the timing for filing chief compliance officer annual reports for certain


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


Dodd-Frank anti-spoofing statute not void for vagueness for high frequency trader
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • April 18 2015

In United States v. Coscia, the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division declined to dismiss an indictment for


CFTC Chief Supports Extension of Swap Dealer De Minimis Exemption
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • September 16 2016

Under current CFTC rules, market participants who exceed $8 billion in gross notional swap dealing activity over a twelve-month period are required to


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’s Massad on end-users
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • February 26 2015

CFTC Chair Timothy G. Massad delivered a speech on the importance of providing flexibility in the CFTC's regulations to accommodate hedging by


ISDA survey finds end users uncertain about new margin requirements
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • January 6 2015

Derivatives end users are concerned about the impact of new margin requirements for non-cleared derivatives, with a large number unsure whether they


Democrats fend off changes to Volker Rule and derivative matters
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • January 7 2015

The political gamesmanship has begun. According to Maxine Walters "Republicans attempted to move a package of 11 bills that contained controversial


CFTC proposes clearing determination for credit default swaps and interest rate swaps
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • July 25 2012

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has proposed new rules to require certain credit default swaps, or CDS, and interest rate swaps to be cleared by registered derivatives clearing organizations, or DCOs