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US CFTC To Establish “Holistic Framework” For Cryptocurrencies To Promote Innovation

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) published a new set of regulations for derivatives assets, including cryptocurrencies. The agency is developing comprehensive rules for digital assets to promote innovation in the field.CFTC’s New Legislation For CryptocurrenciesThe CFTC is the US’s derivatives regulator. According to the chairman, Heath P. Tarbert, derivatives, including futures, swaps, and options, “provide critical risk management and price discovery tools that can promote...

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CFTC Files For Default Judgment Against Director of $147 Million Bitcoin Scam

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has submitted a document to the New York Southern District Court to secure a default judgment against Benjamin Reynolds, the director of alleged fraudulent cryptocurrency scheme Control-Finance.According to reports from Finance Feeds, Reynolds failed to plead or defend the CFTC’s action, thus forcing the regulator to obtain a Certificate of Default against the defendant.The commission initially filed a lawsuit against Control-Finance and its...

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Goldman Sachs, Please Don’t Make The Same Mistake On Bitcoin That Jamie Dimon Regretted

Discussions around Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, in general, have reached the high seats of investment banking.This becomes clear as the behemoth multinational investment bank Goldman Sachs hosted a conference call headlined US Economic Outlook & Implications of Current Policies for Inflation, Gold, and Bitcoin.Perhaps somewhat expectedly, the banking giant used its platform to bash cryptocurrencies, making some particularly expressive comparisons.Bitcoin And Cryptocurrencies Are Not an...

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US CFTC Greenlights Another Exchange To Offer Bitcoin Futures

Bitnomial is the latest cryptocurrency exchange to receive the green light from the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) for offering US Bitcoin futures and options as designated contract markets (DCM). Announced on April 20, the derivatives contracts are to be margined and physically delivered, which means that traders will get Bitcoins after the final settlement of the contract. User Acceptance Testing Scheduled For This Month Even though the launch date of derivatives trading is...

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Digital Dollar Team Adds 22 Advisors, Hints at Whitepaper in Q2 2020

Ex-CFTC chief’s Digital Dollar Initiative adds 22 new advisors and will release a white paper in the next two months. The Digital Dollar is serious as never, as ex-CFTC, FED, Treasury board directors join the venture.Chris Giancarlo is gathering the industry’s top minds around what could soon become the Bitcoin killer for institutions. The Digital Dollar initiative is serious as never, as ex-CFTC, Treasury board directors join the venture. Digital Dollar Foundation (DDF) issue a press...

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U.S. Cryptocurrency Act of 2020 Introduced by Congressman Paul Gosar

A new more detailed version of the U.S. Cryptocurrency Act has been officially presented by Paul Gosar.The U.S. Cryptocurrency Act of 2020 has been introduced at the Congress. Sources say that Rep. Paul Gosar has presented the act alone. Co-sponsors usually do this together.As per the Act, digital assets are of three kinds: crypto commodities, crypto securities and cryptocurrencies. The U.S. CFTC, the SEC and the Treasury’s FinCEN are the three agencies that will regulate them.Tokens such as...

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People Are Still Confused About How to Classify Bitcoin

Bitcoin is a complicated asset, but nothing appears more complicated about bitcoin than what category it should fall into.So, What IS Bitcoin, Exactly?Everywhere you look, attorneys, regulators and other members of the crypto and financial spectrums are wondering how bitcoin should be classified. Is it a currency? It is in the sense that it can be used to purchase goods and services. The trouble is that this practice is not mainstream enough yet to really get the “currency” aspect of bitcoin...

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Former CFTC Chairman Claims It’s Time for Digital Dollar

Christopher Giancarlo, the CFTC former head, says that the U.S. should issue the digital dollar to compete with other CBDCs. Giancarlo claims that the CBDC dollar is not a competitor to Bitcoin, Ethereum, TON or Libra.Not only the CFTC former head thinks that the FED should issue dollar like bitcoins, but he also states that bitcoin itself can be used as a digital dollar or gold.During Yahoo’s ‘On the Move‘ on Thursday, Christopher Giancarlo said that the Chinese government will create some...

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Twitter’s Bitcoin Emoji Excites Crypto Community

Twitter’s Bitcoin emoji has been introduced. This has generated lots of excitement within the crypto space. Twitter’s cryptocurrency community has been on fire as the Bitcoin symbol has been trending. However, it could have been rather expectable. Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey has been known to be a Bitcoin fan for many years now. His recent tweet has got a lot of positive feedbacks.#bitcoin cc:@unicode— jack ??? (@jack) February 2, 2020The Bitcoin symbol was approved as a Unicode symbol in 2017....

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CFTC Chairman: We Could See Ethereum Futures Launching Soon

Ethereum Futures might be the next significant product coming to the cryptocurrency scene, said the CFTC Charmain, Heath Tarbert.Furthermore, he expressed his hopes once again that the United States can lead the race for both digital assets and blockchain adoption. This aligns with Bakkt plans, as CryptoPotato reported this week.Ethereum Futures Coming Soon?Bitcoin has dominated the cryptocurrency Futures market, but Ethereum might soon have its own similar product, according to Tarbert. The...

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