CFTC Chairman: America should Lead the Blockchain Space

The CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) Chairman, Heath Tarbert, wishes that the US would take a more active role in the cryptocurrency/blockchain space, although he recognizes that the industry lacks clarity. The CFTC’s Heath Tarbert attended a conference this Tuesday, sharing his views on the state of the crypto/blockchain industry in the United States. According […]

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SEC, CFTC Charge XBT Corp. With Selling Unregistered Swaps for Bitcoin

U.S. regulators filed charges against XBT Corp. Thursday, alleging the company failed to register as a futures commission merchant (FCM). In simultaneous press releases, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) alleged that XBT, otherwise known as First Global Credit, sold security-based swaps for bitcoin without registering on a […]

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SEC, CFTC, OCC, FDIC Join UK FCA’s ‘Global Sandbox’

Four U.S. regulators joined the Global Financial Innovation Network, an international alliance of government regulators led by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority seeking to bolster the future of fintech. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation […]

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CFTC Makes Its Fintech, Blockchain Research Lab a Full-Fledged Office

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is upgrading its financial technology research wing, LabCFTC. The derivatives regulator announced Thursday that LabCFTC would become its own independent office within the CFTC, reporting directly to the agency’s chairman, Heath Tarbert. The group will continue its mission of acting as the agency’s research wing into new financial technology, […]

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