CFTC Issues Advisory For Cryptocurrency Derivative Products

News, Regulation | May 22, 2018 By:

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued a new guidance for exchanges and clearinghouses that want to list cryptocurrency derivative products.

In a joint staff advisory, the agency’s Division of Market Oversight (DMO) and Division of Clearing and Risk (DCR) have offered CFTC-registered companies advice on how to comply with rules when listing financial derivatives based on cryptocurrency.

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Ontario Securities Commission Warns Investors Of Five Crypto Firms

News, Regulation | May 22, 2018 By:

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), a regulatory agency which administers and enforces securities legislation in the Canadian province, has issued a warning against five companies that are promoting investments in cryptocurrencies without having the necessary provincial registrations.

“The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is warning investors about BTCReal,

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Regulation Enables, Not Stifles, ICO Innovation

ICO News, Investing, News, Regulation | May 17, 2018 By:

The cryptocurrency space prides itself upon a decentralized, self-policing ethos. But, with the rampant abuses practiced by several ICO operators in 2017, regulatory intervention in the space is now a given.

Two schools of thought are emerging: The first is sticking hard and fast to the original spirit of self-regulation,

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Blockchain Companies Brace For GDPR Impact On Business

Blockchain, FinTech, News, Regulation | May 16, 2018 By:

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has a May 25 deadline, and it’s sending companies scrambling to comply with the new privacy regulations governing interactions with European residents. Severe financial penalties apply to those who do not implement the new regulations, and there’s no shortage of litigious actors waiting in the weeds for the compliance deadline.

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