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What’s the current landscape for CFTC cryptocurrency regulation?

USA - October 12 2017 As cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin enter the mainstream, entrepreneurs are exploring business models that may depend on compliance with regulatory…

Kent Knickmeyer.

New CME enforcement rules for the new year

USA - January 10 2017 In December 2016, the exchanges (and swap execution facility division) comprising the CME Group enacted changes to Chapter 4 ("Enforcement of Rules")…

Was that trader really 'spoofing'? Focus on the statute’s words, not the regulator’s claims

USA - September 21 2016 Can trading pursuant to an algorithmic program properly be found to constitute “spoofing” in violation of CEA Section 4c(a)(5)(C): What constitutes…

Kent Knickmeyer.

Can a futures brokerage firm pay trailing commissions to an inactive AP or his estate?

USA - September 15 2016 Can a futures commission merchant (FCM) or other commodity futures industry registrant pay trailing commissions to a former associated person (AP)…

Commodities traders, know thyself: Are you a pool or prop shop?

USA - March 30 2016 Do you trade commodity futures, options or swaps with a partner or a group of partners? If so, you need to know if your business model is properly…