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Two new bills in Congress would clarify agency jurisdiction over cryptocurrency

Three longstanding policy issues facing cryptocurrency technology are being addressed by two new bi-partisian bills introduced in the House today: (1) the patchwork of state-by-state licensing of exchanges, (2) the...

CFTC’s Technical Advisory Committee meeting

Peter Van Valkenburgh describes various open consensus mechanisms such as proof-of-stake and proof-of-work and takes questions from the committee  More information.

Brookings has published a report by former CFTC Chairman Timothy Massad on cryptocurrency regulation.

In it, Massad calls for new regulatory authority from Congress for the SEC or CFTC to supervise cryptocurrency markets: Congress should pass legislation providing the SEC (or alternatively the CFTC)...

Coin Center files comment in CFTC proceeding on Ethereum

A few months ago LabCFTC, the division of the agency dealing with innovative financial products, put out a request for information to better understand the Ethereum network and ecosystem that...

How the CFTC can take a pro-innovation posture while maintaining orderly markets

This past fall, I made a speech in Dubai to highlight what I believe will be a fundamental challenge for financial regulators in the coming years: how do regulators apply...

Comments to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in Response to the Request for Input on Crypto-asset Mechanics and Markets

A direct download of this comment is available here. 

CFTC Commissioner recognizes the “transformative” nature of cryptocurrency.

During his speech at the United Nations last week, Commissioner Behnam spoke at some length about the potential value that this new technology can bring to the United States and other...

Comments to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission on the Proposed Interpretation on Virtual Currency “Actual Delivery” in Retail Transactions

A direct download of this letter is available here. 

These members of Congress are applauding the CFTC and SEC’s light touch approach to cryptocurrencies.

Reps. Jared Polis and David Schweikert, co-chairs of the Congressional Blockchain Caucus, along with Rep. Tom Emmer, sent a letter to CFTC Chairman Christopher Giancarlo and SEC Chairman Jay Clayton...

Coin Center at the CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee Public Meeting

Executive Director Jerry Brito discussed recent developments in the cryptocurrency regulatory landscape. Jump to Jerry's opening statement.

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