Bakkt CEO Kelly Loeffler Targets July for Thrilling Bitcoin Futures Launch

By CCN: It’s finally happening. The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the parent company of Bakkt, has officially filed for bitcoin futures approval with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), according to a blog post this morning by Bakkt CEO Kelly Loeffler. Although the CFTC hasn’t approved the new platform yet, Loeffler seems confident it will, …

Smart Contract Devs Liable for How dApps are Used: CFTC’s Quintenz

One of the top markets regulators in the United States said yesterday that he believes smart contract developers should in some instances be held liable when their blockchain applications are used in conjunction with illegal activities. Brian Quintenz, a commissioner at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), made this statement on Monday at the GITEX …

Bitcoin Futures Helped Market Reach ‘Sustainable Level’: CFTC Chief

When derivatives exchanges CBOE and CME launched the first regulated U.S. bitcoin futures contracts, many cryptocurrency bulls thought that this event would lead to a wave of institutional investment and propel the market toward even greater highs. Just days later, the yearlong bitcoin price rally stalled, and the flagship cryptocurrency — followed soon after by …

CFTC Cracks Down Harder on Cryptocurrency Fraud Under Trump

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has bolstered its police actions in the last fiscal year, driven largely by cryptocurrency cases, according to The Wall Street Journal. Under President Trump, the federal derivatives market regulator levied about $900 million in civil penalties in 2018 alone, exceeding the annual amount in five of the eight years …

Cryptocurrency is ‘Here to Stay’: CFTC Chairman Giancarlo

Bitcoin may never replace the greenback, but the flagship cryptocurrency could achieve significant adoption in the two-thirds of countries without stable currencies. That statement might sound like a thesis put forward by an early bitcoin adopter, or perhaps a forward-thinking hedge fund manager. In actuality, though, that bullish forecast was issued by J. Christopher Giancarlo, …