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Why Bear Market Ethereum Futures Are a Better Bet That Bitcoin’s

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is confident that Ethereum futures are likely to arrive in 2020. This could be good timing if altseason fails to materialize in the next few months and Ethereum prices remain low. Ethereum Futures…
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BitMEX Bitcoin Volume Slumps 33% After CFTC Investigation

It was recently revealed that the US Commodity Futures and Trade Commission was beginning a month long investigation of the BitMEX crypto exchange over its high leverage Bitcoin trading options and the legality of allowing US citizens to access…
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A Big Plus, Ethereum (ETH) Futures Translate to Institutional Investment

Ethereum (ETH) prices add 4.4 percent Anonymous senior official says CFTC may approve compliant ETH derivatives Five months after issuing am RFI, the CFTC may get comfortable with Ethereum (ETH) derivatives opening up doors for institutional…
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Report From Former CFTC Chairman Calls for Advanced Crypto Regulations

A recent report published for the Brookings Institution is calling for enhanced regulations on cryptocurrencies. The report was authored by Harvard University fellow Timothy Massad, who served as chairman of the United States Commodity Futures…
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The Industry’s Feedback to CFTC, Reviewed

On Feb. 17, the United States Commodity and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) stopped accepting public comments regarding the Ethereum (ETH) mechanism. Previously, as 2018 was drawing to a close, the agency requested the feedback on the cryptocurrency…
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Ethereum Consensus Shift Could Delay Any Derivatives Products

The biggest thing on the launch pad this year is the Bakkt crypto exchange which is currently in a holding pattern while US government employees twiddle their thumbs during Trump’s shutdown. Several other contenders are hopeful about Ethereum…
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Record US Government Shutdown Prolongs Crypto Winter

If things were not bad enough in crypto land the US government is adding to its woes. The longest shutdown in history is taking its toll on the economy, innovation and the crypto industry. The Waiting Game Continues Regulators are no friends…
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DoJ Bitcoin Manipulation Probe Homes in on Tether and Bitfinex

Tether Burns Half a Billion USDT Coins in an Act of RedemptionAn ongoing criminal probe into potential Bitcoin price manipulation conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice has begun to take a closer look at how Tether and crypto exchange Bitfinex…
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SEC Orders Airfox and Paragon to Return Millions to Investors on ICO Registration Violations

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has settled charges against two cryptocurrency companies which were accused of violating ICO securities offering registration rules. Both firms, Carrier EQ (Airfox) and Paragon Coin sold digital…
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US Regulator Wants to Adopt Blockchain to Maintain Pace with Market Manipulators

The chair of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has said that he wants to adopt blockchain to “keep pace with those who attempt to defraud, distort, or manipulate” financial markets. CFTC Chairman Giancarlo Envisions…