Category: CFTC

US officials now investigating Binance for potential insider trading, market manipulation: report

US officials now investigating Binance for potential insider trading, market manipulation: report

Bloomberg reported Friday that a broad U.S. government investigation into the operator of crypto exchange Binance has widened to include “whether Binance or its staff profited by taking advantage of its customers.” Citing anonymous sources, the outlet said that U.S. officials including the Commodity Futures Trading Commission are investigating the exchange operator for “possible insider […]

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Breaking: Binance Reportedly Under CFTC Investigation For Insider Trading

Binance’s regulatory woes have now expanded to the US, in what could be its worst regulatory showdown until now. A recent report from Bloomberg highlighted that the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is now looking into the crypto exchange on allegations of possible insider trading and market manipulation. U.S. authorities are examining possible insider […]

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Former BitMEX Executive Gregory Dwyer Agrees to be Extradited to the US. Here’s What Could Happen to Him

Gregory Dwyer, one of the former executives of BitMEX Derivatives Exchange has agreed to be extradited to the United States of America where he is facing charges for the violation of the US Bank Secrecy Act and conspiracy to violate the Bank Secrecy Act. Dwyer is on trial alongside the trading platform’s former Chief Executive […]

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Elizabeth Warren and Gary Gensler place Coinbase in oversight crosshairs

Elizabeth Warren and Gary Gensler place Coinbase in oversight crosshairs

Last week’s crypto price plunge and subsequent crypto exchange failures illustrate need for SEC to regulate crypto exchanges, says Senator Elizabeth Warren. Gary Gensler, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, appeared before the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday morning to give testimony on the SEC’s work. Cryptocurrency was a leading subject, which Gensler anticipated […]

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Before Senate, Chair Gensler will argue that many crypto trading platforms need to register with SEC

Before Senate, Chair Gensler will argue that many crypto trading platforms need to register with SEC

Gary Gensler, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, will appear before a Senate committee Tuesday, where he plans to reiterate his belief that many major cryptocurrency exchanges need to register as securities exchanges.  In opening remarks released by the Senate Banking Committee, Gensler says:  “Many platforms have dozens or hundreds of tokens on them. […]

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CFTC commissioner Dan Berkovitz to leave office next month

CFTC commissioner Dan Berkovitz to leave office next month

CFTC Commissioner Dan Berkovitz, who drew headlines earlier this summer for his criticism of the decentralized finance ecosystem, said Thursday that he will leave office next month. Berkovitz said in his issued statement that “[t]o every thing there is a season, and now is a time for me to turn to other challenges.”  He made […]

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Fresh out of the CFTC, Brian Quintenz joins a16z Crypto’s advisory team

Fresh out of the CFTC, Brian Quintenz joins a16z Crypto’s advisory team

A16z, the crypto wing of VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, has onboarded a heavy-hitter from U.S. federal regulation.  Brian Quintenz, whose last day as a commissioner at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission was at the end of August, has joined a16z Crypto as an advisory partner, per a September 9 announcement shared with The Block.  In […]

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Former CFTC Chair Giancarlo is putting out a book titled ‘CryptoDad’

Former CFTC Chair Giancarlo is putting out a book titled ‘CryptoDad’

J. Christopher Giancarlo, former Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, is putting out a book on cryptocurrency and its role in Washington, DC. Announced in a September 8 tweet, the book is called “CryptoDad: The Fight for the Future of Money.” The forthcoming book takes its title from a nickname that the crypto world […]

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FTX.US met with the CFTC’s leadership in the run-up to its LedgerX acquisition announcement

FTX.US met with the CFTC’s leadership in the run-up to its LedgerX acquisition announcement

FTX has been on a charm offensive with U.S. commodities regulators.  This week, FTX.US, the U.S. affiliate of the global FTX brand, announced that it acquired LedgerX, a long-running crypto derivatives exchange that holds the licensure needed to offer futures, options and swaps for retail and institutional clients — specifically from the Commodity Futures Trading […]

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Digital Currency Firm FTX Acquires Crypto Derivatives Platform Ledgerx

Digital Currency Firm FTX Acquires Crypto Derivatives Platform Ledgerx

On Tuesday, West Realm Shire Services Inc., the parent company of the crypto exchange FTX, announced that the firm has acquired the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) regulated digital currency futures and options exchange and clearinghouse Ledgerx. FTX Acquires Virtual Currency Futures and Options Exchange Ledgerx Ledgerx has been acquired by the cryptocurrency giant FTX, […]

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