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US Blockchain Enforcement and Litigation Update
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • June 28 2018

Government enforcement and private litigation drive important developments in cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings and blockchain-related digital


NFA Proposes Amendments to Compliance Rule 2-9(c) and Interpretive Notice: Compliance Rule 2-9: FCM and IB Anti-Money Laundering Program
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • June 22 2018

On June 15, the National Futures Association (NFA) submitted to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission proposed amendments to NFA Compliance Rule


CFTC Proposes Amendments to Swap Dealer De Minimis Exception: CFTC Proposes Rule to Amend the De Minimis Exception to the Definition of “Swap Dealer” and Requests Comments Regarding Further Potential Changes
  • Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • USA
  • June 12 2018

On June 4, 2018, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission voted 2-1, along party lines, to propose a rule (the "Proposed Rule") amending the


US state and federal regulators to co-ordinate fight against crypto fraud
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • May 30 2018

On the same day last week the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) announced "Operation Cryptosweep", a


Recent Virtual Currency Actions by the CFTC and State Regulators
  • Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • USA
  • May 29 2018

CFTC Staff Issues Advisory for Exchanges and Clearinghouses Listing Virtual Currency Derivatives and Announces Agreement for Information Sharing with


CFTC and NASAA Sign Information Sharing Agreement
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • May 25 2018

On May 21, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced that it had signed a mutual cooperation agreement with the North American Securities


Commodity Exchanges in Tanzania
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • USA
  • May 25 2018

TMX is set to be the first commodity exchange in Tanzania, with a key focus on agricultural commodities. According to the National Bureau of


CFTC, NASAA enter cryptocurrency, fraud information sharing partnership; CFTC releases virtual currency derivative guidance
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2018

On May 21, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced it had signed a mutual cooperation agreement with the North American


Second Circuit Finds Commodity Exchange Act Claims Based On Korea Exchange Futures Contracts Adequately Pleaded Under Morrison’s “Domestic Transactions” Test
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • USA
  • May 15 2018

In a March 29, 2018 decision, amended on May 9, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated the dismissal of claims


Commodity Trading Firm Sanctioned US $2 Million by CFTC for Various Offenses Related to Cotton Trading Including Violating Speculative Position Limits
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • May 6 2018

Glencore Grain B.V. And Glencore Ltd. collectively agreed to pay a fine of US $2 million to settle charges by the Commodity Futures Trading