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Bitcoin’s Volatility Triggers More Regulatory Attempts in the US

Bitcoin’s Volatility Triggers More Regulatory Attempts in the US

The US Senate shows a great interest in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies all of a sudden. With the Bitcoin price tanking, the government feels the need to intervene. More specifically, top market watchdogs will be questioned regarding the futures market. Additionally, there will be a strong focus on potentially introducing additional regulation. It will be impossible […]

US Commodities Regulator Proposes Definition for Cryptocurrency ‘Delivery’

US Commodities Regulator Proposes Definition for Cryptocurrency ‘Delivery’

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has published a proposed interpretation of how it will deem that a cryptocurrency has been “delivered” from a buyer to a seller. The agency – which more than two years ago announced that it would regulate bitcoin as a kind of commodity – gave two examples today of how a cryptocurrency would […]

US Regulator Clears CME, CBOE to Begin Bitcoin Futures Trading

US Regulator Clears CME, CBOE to Begin Bitcoin Futures Trading

U.S. financial firms CME Group, CBOE and Cantor Fitzgerald revealed today they will list financial products offering exposure to cryptocurrencies starting December 18. First unveiled in an announcement by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the regulator said all three companies will pursue a self-certified initial listing, after working with the agency to set a standard for the […]