Ex-CFTC Chair ‘Crypto Dad’ Giancarlo Joins Digital Chamber Trade Group

“Crypto Dad” just can’t stay away. Former Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo has joined the advisory board to the Chamber of Digital Commerce, a trade group focused on blockchain and crypto policy in the U.S. Giancarlo helmed the CFTC for two years, following a three-year stint as a commissioner with the […]

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Derivatives Drama: The Unintended Consequences of Crypto Regulation

Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and CoinDesk’s Director of Research. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a free weekly newsletter for institutional investors interested in crypto assets. Sign up here. Last week’s kerfuffle over the launch-that-wasn’t of LedgerX’s physically delivered futures […]

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Bakkt Taps Former IBM and Cisco Exec Tom Noonan to Chair Its Board

Bakkt has tapped a former Cisco and IBM executive to lead its board of directors, according to an announcement Friday. Chairing Bakkt’s board will be Tom Noonan, described as “a cyber expert” and the founder of Internet Security Systems (which IBM acquired in 2006), JouleX (which Cisco acquired in 2013) and Endgame. He will be […]

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Will Fiat-Backed Stablecoins Pass Legal Muster With the SEC and CFTC?

Benjamin Sauter and Jake Chervinsky of Kobre & Kim LLP are litigators and government enforcement defense attorneys who specialize in disputes and investigations related to digital assets. This article is not intended to provide legal advice. –––––––––– As we enter the second year of this so-called “crypto winter,” the stablecoin market is hotter than ever. […]

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Why the CFTC’s Questions About Ethereum Matter

Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and member of CoinDesk’s product team. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a newsletter for the institutional market, with news and views on crypto infrastructure delivered every Tuesday. Sign up here. ————————–————————–————————–————————–————————–————————– Are ether futures just around the corner? Last week, the US Commodity Futures Trading […]

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Launch of Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Market May Get Postponed Again

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange, is likely to delay the launch of Bakkt, its bitcoin futures trading and custody platform, a second time, CoinDesk has learned. The company last set Jan. 24 as the launch date. However, ICE has yet to receive the necessary approvals from the U.S. Commodity […]

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