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CFTC Requests Information Regarding Virtual Currency Ether, Possibly in Connection with Evaluating Potential Derivatives Contracts

USA - January 15 2019 The Commodity Futures Trading Commission published on December 17, 2018 a request for industry input regarding the technology, mechanics and markets...

Timothy Spangler.


CFTC Proposes Amendments to Regulatory Framework for Certain CPOs and CTAs and New Exemption for CPOs of Non-U.S. Pools

USA - November 6 2018 The Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on October 9, 2018 to amend certain aspects of the current regulatory...

Amanda Fannin, Karen L. Anderberg, Philip T. Hinkle.


All Virtual Currencies Are Subject to CFTC Anti-Fraud Jurisdiction, Yet Another Federal Court Concludes

USA - October 19 2018 The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts has held that all virtual currencies are commodities that are subject to the Commodity...

Timothy Spangler.


NFA Publishes New Disclosure Requirements for Virtual Currency and Virtual Currency Derivatives Trading

USA - August 28 2018 The National Futures Association (NFA), the U.S. self-regulatory organization of the futures and swaps trading industry, has published a new...

Timothy Spangler.


Federal Court Ruling Recognizes CFTC Jurisdiction over Cryptocurrencies as Commodities

USA - March 26 2018 The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) scored a victory in its effort to assert jurisdiction over portions of the cryptocurrency and...

Timothy Spangler, Michael J. Gilbert, Hrishikesh N. Hari.