Coinbase Settles With CFTC for $6.5M Over Old Trading Practices

Coinbase will pay a $6.5 million fine to settle allegations it self-traded cryptocurrencies between 2015 and 2018.

News  ·  19 March 2021

BitMEX Founder Ben Delo Surrenders to US Authorities

Delo was released on a $20 million bond.

News  ·  15 March 2021

Binance Faces CFTC Probe Over US Customers Trading Derivatives: Report

The agency hasn't accused Binance of any wrongdoing, according to the Bloomberg report.

Policy & regulation  ·  12 March 2021

US Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Clarify Crypto Regulations

The proposed bill would create a working group to evaluate U.S. cryptocurrency regulations with input from the SEC and CFTC.

Policy & regulation  ·  9 March 2021

Crypto-Friendly CFTC Commissioner Tarbert to Leave Regulator Friday

Heath Tarbert is leaving the regulator after an 18-month tenure that included debut of an ether futures contract.

Policy & regulation  ·  3 March 2021

How Regulating GameStop’s ‘Market Manipulation’ Could Harm Crypto

Calls to stop GameStop-type "market manipulation" could open the door to government regulation the crypto industry won't like.

Policy & regulation  ·  2 March 2021

Blockchain Bites: Canada Approves Bitcoin ETF, Options Markets Not Pricing for $100K BTC

Also: Did the CFTC "pop" the 2017 bitcoin bubble?

News  ·  12 February 2021
Digital Dollar

Ex-CFTC Chair Christopher Giancarlo Stumps for Digital Dollar

"Crypto Dad" made his case for the next evolution of America's greenback.

Policy & regulation  ·  12 February 2021

State of Crypto: Unpacking the Trump Presidency’s Crypto Legacy

Donald Trump may have been anti-crypto but his appointed regulators ushered in a largely industry-friendly regime.

Policy & regulation  ·  26 January 2021

Senate Confirms Janet Yellen as US Treasury Secretary

Yellen succeeds Steven Mnuchin in running the U.S. government’s treasury. Here’s what she will oversee in the crypto world.

Policy & regulation  ·  25 January 2021

CFTC Attorney Who Let Regulators Trade Crypto Joins Private Law Firm

Daniel Davis oversaw the CFTC’s legal division, including administrative actions.

Policy & regulation  ·  25 January 2021

Chris Brummer Said to Be Biden’s CFTC Chair, Crypto-Friendly Tarbert Steps Down

Brummer would bring an extensive understanding of the cryptocurrency space to the commodities regulator.

Policy & regulation  ·  21 January 2021

State of Crypto: What the Crypto World Should Watch for in the Biden Era

The incoming president has already announced he would tap pro-crypto, pro-regulation Gary Gensler to lead the SEC, but a number of other names and issues remain outstanding.

Policy & regulation  ·  19 January 2021

CFTC’s Latest Crypto Primer Highlights DeFi, Governance

Decentralized finance and crypto governance are among a growing list of topics the Commodity Futures Trading Commission is watching in the digital asset space, it said in a new primer.

Policy & regulation  ·  17 December 2020

Crypto-Friendly CFTC Chairman Tarbert Intends to Resign ‘Early Next Year’

CFTC Chairman Heath Tarbert intends to leave the role early in 2021, opening the door for President-elect Joe Biden to name a new top commodities regulator.

Policy & regulation  ·  10 December 2020