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The U.S. derivatives regulator is studying whether it should regulate virtual currencies, its chief said on March 11, 2014, as regulators across the globe start taking the emerging technology more seriously.

Thanks US Shutdown: Why Bakkt and Others Will Likely be Delayed
January 15th, 2019

The ongoing government shutdown achieved a new milestone on Friday by hitting the record for the longest shutdown in US history. While all the spheres are negatively affected, this has laso put key developments in the crypto space on hold.

Bakkt Makes Its First Prominent Acquisition Anticipating Long-Awaited Approval by the CFTC
January 15th, 2019

While Bakkt is still waiting for the approval by the CFTC to launch its planned Bitcoin futures platform, it announced its first acquisition.

Launch of ICE’s Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Platform Likely to Be Moved to February 2019
December 22nd, 2018

It seems that we’ll have to wait some more for Bakkt to get its Bitcoin futures contract approved. A new report claims that the CFTC’s decision-making process has been progressing slow and now it is likely to go live only in February 2019.

Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Likely to Get the Regulatory Approval in Early 2019
December 21st, 2018

Intercontinental Exchange Inc is working on the first Bitcoin futures that pay out in cryptocurrency. They are now working with the CFTC to ensure that the project is in line with the current regulations. A decision should be made in early 2019.

Bloomberg: Tether Has Full Fiat Reserves For Its Circulating USDT Tokens
December 19th, 2018

Bloomberg has recently reviewed the bank statements of Tether for different months over the lasy year and found that they hold sufficient reserves to back its ciculating USDT supply.

Bitcoin Community Celebrates the Appointment of the New Pro-Crypto White House Chief
December 17th, 2018

The Bitcoin community is rejoicing the appointment of Mick Mulvaney, the new U.S. Chief of Staff, known for his pro-Bitcoin stand in the past. He will resume the office at the beginning of 2019.

Ethereum Receives ‘Request for Input’ from CFTC, What They are Trying to Find Out?
December 12th, 2018

In order to improve the commission’s understanding of Ethereum and its underlying technology, the CFTC has announced its intention to publish a respective Request for Information (RFI) with the Federal Register.

US Congressmen Seek to Prevent Crypto Price Manipulation
December 8th, 2018

Congressman Darren Soto and Ted Budd have introduced the bills that direct the CFTC and other financial regulators to make recommendations for how to improve the crypto regulatory environment for both consumers and businesses.

Nasdaq Likely to Launch Bitcoin Futures Contracts by Q1 2019, Crypto Market Bounces Back
November 28th, 2018

At this time Nasdaq awaits a green flag of regulatory approval from CFTC to proceed ahead with the launch.

The Current State of Cryptocurrencies
November 16th, 2018

Samuel Leach, crypto millionaire, founder and CEO of Yield Coin project, shares his vision of the current cryptocurrency landscape explaining the key issues faced by the industry.