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Blockchain Smart Contracts Subject to Financial Laws, Says CFTC Primer

Blockchain Smart Contracts Subject to Financial Laws, Says CFTC Primer One of the top U.S. financial regulators, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), has released its second guide to understanding smart contracts, with a reminder that the technology is covered under financial rules. Announced Tuesday, the primer is part of …

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CFTC Chair Says Distributed Ledger Tech Can Aid Market Watchdogs

CFTC Chair Says Distributed Ledger Tech Can Aid Market Watchdogs Advances in financial technology may be useful for improving the regulation of derivatives markets, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo said Wednesday. Speaking at the D.C. Fintech Week Conference at Georgetown University, Giancarlo highlighted distributed ledger technology (DLT) …

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CFTC Commissioner Cites CryptoKitties, Dogecoin When Talking DLT Uses

CFTC Commissioner Cites CryptoKitties, Dogecoin When Talking DLT Uses A commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) spoke positively about the potential uses for blockchain while emphasizing how his agency must respect its role in financial markets during a meeting of international regulators on Thursday. CFTC Commissioner Rostin Behnam …

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CFTC Official Warns Smart Contract Designers Over Predictive Code

CFTC Official Warns Smart Contract Designers Over Predictive Code Smart contract coders could be held liable if they knowingly use blockchain technology to create functions that are deemed as predictive “event contracts,” according to a U.S. regulator. Speaking at an event in Dubai on Tuesday, Brian Quintenz, a commissioner at …

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CFTC Chair Giancarlo Says Institutional Investors Will Help Crypto ‘Mature’

CFTC Chair Giancarlo Says Institutional Investors Will Help Crypto ‘Mature’ An influx of institutional investors to the cryptocurrency markets may help the space “mature,” U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission chair J. Christopher Giancarlo said Friday. The regulator discussed his agency’s efforts to regulate the cryptocurrency space with Fox Business, noting …

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1Broker Says Bitcoin Futures Site Will Start Processing Withdrawals Thursday

1Broker Says Bitcoin Futures Site Will Start Processing Withdrawals Thursday Bitcoin futures firm 1Broker, which has been charged with violating a number of U.S. securities laws, has announced that it would reopen withdrawals on Thursday. The trading platform, which was accused of acting as an unregistered security-based swaps dealer, as …

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CFTC Meeting Hears Renewed Calls for Crypto Self-Regulation

CFTC Meeting Hears Renewed Calls for Crypto Self-Regulation Satoshi Nakamoto was most likely not a Russian money launderer, but that theory was briefly proposed during a meeting hosted by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Friday. The CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) subcommittee on cryptocurrencies discussed securing digital assets …

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