CFTC Says Bitcoin Trader Who Lost $1.1M Will Serve 15 Months in Jail

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) revealed that a former employee of Consolidated Trading will serve 15 months in jail and pay $1.1 million for Bitcoin fraud. Employer Tipped Off Authorities According to sources including US regulator the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and a social media commentator citing “people close” to the matter, Joseph Kim […]

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Bitcoin Con Artist Docked for $2.5 Million By U.S. Federal Court

A U.S. Federal Court recently indicted Gelfman Blueprint Inc. (GBI) and its CEO Nicholas Gelfman to the tune of $2.5 million for running a Bitcoin Ponzi scheme. The matter is the first ever anti-fraud proceedings concerning Bitcoin taken up by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Court Levies $2.5 Million Against GBI and Gelfman  According […]

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U.S. Court Cements Commodity Verdict On Cryptocurrency After Landmark Ruling

A US court has formally dismissed an attempt to stop the country’s commodities regulator prosecuting an alleged cryptocurrency fraudster, ruling that such assets are commodities. CFTC Can Legislate With Crypto In a press release October 3, Senior Judge Rya W. Zobel of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts ruled in favor of […]

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‘Nothing At All’ Going on With Crypto Regulation, Says D.C. Insider

Despite the growing importance of the cryptocurrency industry, the US government’s position on crypto regulation remains frustratingly opaque. According to a D.C. insider, a movement towards real regulation or greater regulatory guidance is still quite far away. Had drinks yesterday with a friend who’s deeply connected in DC. Me: “what do you hear about crypto […]

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Ethereum Price and Usage Disappoint Despite ETH Futures Rumors

CBOE could launch Ethereum (ETH) futures by the end of 2018 if US regulators approve its product, anonymous sources told Business Insider August 30. ‘Getting Comfortable’ CBOE, which launched pioneering Bitcoin futures in December last year, is currently waiting while the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to “get comfortable with the product before its official […]

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Gary Gensler: From CFTC Chair to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Educator

Gary Gensler was chairman of the U.S Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) between 2009 and 2014, right after the global financial crisis. Today, Gensler is part of MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative, lecturing students on blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. Gensler was instrumental in dealing with some of the cleanup from the global financial crisis of 2008. […]

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CFTC Commissioner: Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies Are Not Going Away

Allen Scott · June 10, 2018 · 11:00 pm Recent remarks from CFTC Commissioner, Rostin Behnam, reveal that US regulators are realizing that Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are here to stay because they’ll “become a part of the economic practices of any country, anywhere.” ‘We Are Witnessing a Technological Revolution’ The CFTC Commissioner gave the remarkable […]

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