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CFTC Chairman Confirms That Just Like Bitcoin, Ethereum Is Also a Commodity

According to the latest report from Yahoo Finance, the chairman of the United States Commodities and Futures Trading Commission called Ethereum (ETH) a commodity.Speaking at the Yahoo Finance Summit, CFTC chairperson Heath Tarbet said that the ETH token falls under the regulatory oversight of CFTC. He further added that in the near future, one cannot rule out the possibility of having Ethereum futures in the market. Tarbet said:“We’ve been very clear on bitcoin: bitcoin is a commodity. We...

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Bakkt Set to Beat CME in Bitcoin Options Race as BTC Futures Volume Explodes 800%

The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) in conjunction with their Bitcoin futures platform Bakkt is reportedly seeking to jump ahead of the CME group to release a Bitcoin options contract. This suggests that it wants to beat its CME rival that is considering a Q1 2020 launch for its Bitcoin option contract.Amsterdam-based Deribit already sells Bitcoin options but they have no standing compared to ICE or CME. Reportedly, BTC options will attract more institutional investors and enhance the...

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CFTC Taps Coinbase’s VP to Lead Division Responsible for Bitcoin Futures Oversight

The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has welcomed a new member to its team. They have appointed Dorothy D. DeWitt, General Counsel of Coinbase‘s Business Lines and Markets and the vice president, as the director of the Division of Market Oversight (DMO).According to the CFTC’s announcement, at CFTC, Dorothy D. DeWitt will be responsible for supervision of derivatives platforms and swap data repositories, as well as evaluating new platform-traded products. Ms. DeWitt...

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CME Group Seeks CFTC Permission to Double Its Bitcoin Futures Trading Cap

Photo: ShutterstockThe Chicago Mercantile Group (CME) has seen a massive surge in the trading volumes for its Bitcoin futures contracts, over the last few months. Taking a step ahead, the CME group has requested the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to allow it to double the trading limits from 5000 BTC to 10,000 BTC tokens.Currently, CFTC has kept an upper limit of 1000 Bitcoin Futures contracts per individual trader using the CME platform. In a letter to CFTC, the CME Group...

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Bitcoin.com Wants to Launch a Bitcoin Cash Futures Contract to Compete with XRP and ETH

Currently, the world’s fourth-largest cryptocurrency by market cap is Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and has been for a minute. Even at this position and with a market cap of $5.37 billion, not a lot is usually heard about BCH compared to its “senior colleagues” like Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH) and XRP. However, Roger Ver is planning to do something about all of that dormancy as there are strong plans by Bitcoin.com, to increase BCH adoption through a futures project.According to David Shin, the head of...

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Andreessen Horowitz Tackles Washington’s Crypto Cops in Unusual Private Sitdown

VC firm Andreessen Horowitz Co-Founder Marc Andreessen reportedly delivered the opening remarks to a cadre of Washington regulators. | Source: REUTERS/Lucy NicholsonBy CCN Markets: Angel investment and venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz, has taken an "unusual" measure in the fight against Washington's clampdown on cryptocurrency. To secure its stake within the emerging crypto industry, the VC wined and dined officials from the Treasury Department and numerous regulatory...

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