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Dechert LLP | USA | 19 Oct 2018

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

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


Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP | USA | 9 Oct 2018

Judge: The CFTC Has Authority to Regulate All Cryptocurrencies as Commodities

On Sept. 26, 2018, Judge Rya Zobel, of the United States District Court of Massachusetts, held for the purposes of ruling on a pretrial motion that


Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP | USA | 2 Oct 2018

Legal Alert: Virtual currencies as commoditiesCFTC wins battle in the fight to define cryptocurrencies as commodities but has it won the war?

Recently, a United States District Court in Massachusetts ruled in favor of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC) argument that a


Buckley LLP | USA | 28 Sep 2018

District Court concludes a small virtual currency is a “commodity” under the Commodities Exchange Act

On September 26, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts denied a virtual currency trading company’s motion to dismiss, concluding


Baker & Hostetler LLP | USA, Australia | 28 Sep 2018

Blockchain Applications for Enterprise and Payments Evolve, New Legislation Proposed, Mining Malware Surges and a Bitcoin Bug Is Fixed

The World Food Programme (WFP) and UN Women announced last week that they are collaborating in an initiative to use blockchain...


Greenberg Traurig LLP | USA | 18 Jul 2016

Coscia Gets 3 Years in Prison: The Criminalization of Trading Commodities?

Sarao, Coscia, and now the Berkshire Power Company, each charged with crimes - spoofing, fraud, false information - relating to commodity trading

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