Senior CFTC Official Who Set Bitcoin Futures Policy Is Leaving: Report

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is losing another senior level staffer. Bloomberg Law reports Friday that a number of sources have said Amir Zaidi, director of the CFTC’s Division of Market Oversight (DMO), is to leave the regulator within weeks. Zaidi had been in the post since early in 2017 and was the official responsible […]

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When Bakkt? Bitcoin Futures Market’s Approval Appears Stuck in Limbo

Bakkt was first announced in early August as a bitcoin trading and custody platform, but its launch has been repeatedly delayed It has submitted a proposal to the CFTC, asking for an exemption which would allow it to custody the bitcoin it uses to settle its futures contracts. While CFTC Commissioners were reportedly given the […]

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Futures Industry Association Blasts New Bitcoin Derivatives

Days after CME Group and the CBOE announced their bitcoin futures contracts launch dates, U.S. clearinghouses are expressing concerns over how these products were developed. In an open letter to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Futures Industry Association (FIA) chief executive Walt Lukken said members of the organization are worried about their exposure to […]

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