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CFTC Technology Advisory Committee Discusses Automated Trading, Cryptocurrency, Cybersecurity, And Blockchain Technology
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") held a public meeting of the Technology Advisory Committee ("TAC") on March 27, 2019.
United States
10 Apr 2019
Federal Crop Insurance Grows: Hemp To Be Covered
Federal crop insurance will soon be available for hemp. The federal Agriculture Improvement Act (H.R. 2) (the Act) ...
United States
19 Dec 2018
Virtual Currencies And Digital Assets: NFA Disclosure Requirements Further Evidence Of Increasing Attention From Self-Regulatory Organizations
Accordingly, the NFA is also requiring that FCM and IB Members provide explicit disclosure language provided within Notice I-18-13.
United States
2 Oct 2018
CFPB Picks Paul Watkins To Lead Office Of Innovation
On July 18, 2018, Acting Director Mick Mulvaney of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") announced that Paul Watkins will head the CFPB's new Office of Innovation.
United States
6 Aug 2018
Digital Tokens And Coins Advisories And Regulatory Proposals – CFTC And Financial Stability Board Pronouncements
On Monday, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC" or "Commission") issued its fourth virtual currency customer advisory, Customer Advisory 7756-18, as part of its outreach effort...
United States
25 Jul 2018
CFTC Issues Guidance On Listing Virtual Currency Derivatives
Last week, the Market Oversight and Clearing and Risk Divisions of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC" or "Commission") issued Staff Advisory No. 18-14 regarding...
United States
4 Jun 2018
Digital Assets Have Existing Laws Applied by SEC and CFTC
Nine years after Satoshi Nakamoto circulated his whitepaper and introduced the world to bitcoin, regulated bitcoin derivatives are about to be introduced in the United States.
United States
13 Nov 2017
Jury Verdict Blurs Line Between Front-Running And Pre-Hedging
On October 23, 2017, a Brooklyn federal jury found Mark Johnson, a foreign exchange trader, guilty of fraud for trading ahead of a $3.5 billion client order.
United States
30 Oct 2017
Educational Tool On Virtual Currencies Released By CFTC
On October 17, 2017, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's ("CFTC") LabCFTC released a primer on virtual currencies, available here.
United States
20 Oct 2017
CFTC Releases Primer On Virtual Currencies
On October 17, 2017, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's ("CFTC") LabCFTC released a primer on virtual currencies, available here. The primer is an "education tool" that provides...
United States
20 Oct 2017
Suitability Of Swaps Documentation To The Blockchain Considered By ISDA
On August 3, 2017, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association ("ISDA") released a whitepaper that considers whether derivative contracts could operate on a blockchain (the "Whitepaper").
United States
16 Aug 2017
CFTC Launches FinTech Innovation Initiative "LabCFTC"
On May 17, 2017, Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") Acting Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo announced an "important step forward" in bringing the CFTC's regulations into the "digital world of the 21st century."
United States
20 May 2017
Key Issues For Sellers To Consider When Selling Trade Receivables On Electronic Platforms
Online receivables auction platforms are growing in number and prevalence, spurred by commercial and regulatory developments in the commodities and banking industries.
United States
6 Mar 2017
Regulators Prepare for Innovation in Distributed Ledger Technology
Regulators across the globe are considering how existing regulations may accommodate the development of new distributed ledger technologies ("DLT") (also known as "blockchain").
United States
4 Mar 2017
NFA Update For Commodity Pool Operators And Commodity Trading Advisors
On January 11, 2017, the National Futures Association issued a notice to its members regarding commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisors claiming an exemption or exclusion from registration pursuant to certain CFTC regulations.
United States
27 Feb 2017
CFTC Enforcement Considerations For 2017
At a Glance: Change is in the air and the political landscape may significantly affect the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's enforcement agenda.
United States
22 Feb 2017
U.S. CFTC Enforcement: Key Compliance Takeaways From 2016
In 2016, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission brought several significant enforcement actions involving computerized robo-advisors, recordkeeping and reporting requirements, insider trading, spoofing, market manipulation, and employee liability. Many of these cases included novel theories and new interpretations of existing laws and regulations.
United States
14 Jan 2017
How CFTC's Aggressive Enforcement in 2016 Could Mold Compliance Efforts in 2017
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") shook things up in 2016 with new theories and fresh interpretations of the law.
United States
14 Jan 2017
U.S. CFTC Approves A Position Limits Reproposal And Finalizes Aggregation Rules
On December 5, 2016, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission unanimously approved a Reproposal on Position Limits for Derivatives and a Final Rule on Aggregation of Positions.
United States
21 Dec 2016
CFTC Approves Supplemental Proposal to Regulation Automated Trading
The 60-day public comment period for the supplemental proposal will begin when it is published in the Federal Register.
United States
17 Nov 2016
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