Latest in Crypto Hiring: Law Firm Adds ex-SEC, CFTC Pros
By / September 23, 2022, 8:00 am EDT

… fintech practice. She began her career as international operations counsel for the enforcement division of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), advising on cross-border policy matters.

She will help advise clients on issues related to cryptocurrency and digital asset transactional …

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CFTC Pursues First Case Against a DAO
By / September 23, 2022, 4:45 am EDT

… such case the regulator has brought against a DAO.

Ooki DAO — a successor to bZeroX — also faces similar charges, the CFTC said. Ooki is said to be operating the same software as bZeroX. As such, the CFTC is seeking restitution, disgorgement …

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CFTC Preparing to Oversee Crypto, Behnam Tells Senators
By / September 15, 2022, 2:49 pm EDT

… are still very much still up in the air.

The Senate Agriculture Committee heard from Commodity and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chair Rostin Behnam and other cryptocurrency and banking industry professionals — while SEC Chair Gary Gensler appeared before the Senate Banking …

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Gensler On Board With CFTC Taking Over Bitcoin Oversight
By / September 8, 2022, 1:03 pm EDT

… and introduced it in early August. 

Exchanges that enable investors to trade bitcoin and ether must also register with the CFTC, the bill notes. The SEC, which is roughly six times the size of the CFTC, will still control some aspects …

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Private Funds Would Have To Disclose Crypto Under SEC, CFTC Proposal
By / August 10, 2022, 5:07 pm EDT

… which registered investment advisers are required to disclose specific information about their security holdings.

The Commodity and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), meanwhile, is considering proposing the same amendments, which would require funds with at least $500 million in assets under management …

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New CFTC Bill Could Overrule SEC but Leaves Fate of Many Crypto Tokens Unresolved
By / August 4, 2022, 6:40 pm EDT

Taking the burden off the SEC, Congress takes a stab at classifying crypto tokens
The bill highlights an ongoing power struggle between the SEC and CFTC over cryptoasset classification

The SEC has tried for years to classify crypto tokens — with little …

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Bitcoin, Ether To Be Regulated as Commodities by CFTC, per New Senate Bill
By / August 3, 2022, 3:29 pm EDT

… SEC should only oversee securities
The legislation specifically names bitcoin and ether, but notes that other commodities should fall under CFTC regulation

If a group of bipartisan senators gets their way, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) may soon be the …

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For First Time, CFTC Cracks Down on Crypto's 'Pump-and-dump' Schemes
By / July 18, 2022, 7:35 pm EDT

CFTC charged Jimmy Gale Watson, Jr., an associate of the late John McAfee, $144,736
The scheme resulted in profits in excess of $2 million, the CFTC alleged in the complaint

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) for the first time …

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FTX Seeks CFTC Approval on Derivatives Proposal
By / July 8, 2022, 5:30 am EDT

FTX proposes to let individual investors post margins directly instead of going through a broker
CFTC is currently considering FTX’s proposal and evaluating public comments

Cryptocurrency exchange FTX is looking to get Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)’s approval to …

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CFTC Charges South African Bitcoin Pool Operator With $1.7B Fraud
By / June 30, 2022, 6:41 pm EDT

… pool operator as required,” according to CFTC’s statement. 

It was the “largest fraudulent scheme involving bitcoin charged in any CFTC case,” the regulator said.

The statement also said the CFTC will seek full restitution to defrauded investors, disgorgement of ill …

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