Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Biden to Name Gary Gensler as SEC Chairman
The appointment of the former CFTC chief "is expected to put an end to the four years of rule-easing" that Wall Street has enjoyed under Jay Clayton.
CFTC Urges Changes to Climate Risk Disclosure
Current rules have "not resulted in disclosures of a scope, breadth, and quality to be sufficiently useful to market participants and regulators."
Digital Dollar Project Envisions a Fed-Issued Digital Currency
The digital dollar would be distributed through commercial banks and other trusted payment processors.
CFTC Chairman Says Cryptocurrency Ether is a Commodity
Ether futures will begin trading in U.S. markets in the near future.
Clearinghouse Fined $20M for Violating Standards
Regulators say Options Clearing Corp. failed to establish and enforce policies and procedures involving financial risk management.
Kraft Settles Futures Market Manipulation Case
The company allegedly made more than $5 million in profits and savings from improper wheat futures trading.
JPMorgan Fined $65M Over ISDAFix Rigging
The CFTC says the bank's traders "openly joked about" their efforts to manipulate the global benchmark for interest rate products.
Tech Upgrade Commands CFO’s Focus
Amy Shelly of Options Clearing Corp. faces several challenges in replacing the organization's outdated platform.
Exchanges Get Green Light for Bitcoin Futures
Bitcoin futures are “a potentially huge step in the evolution of the digital currency, making trading bitcoin easier" for banks and investors.
Bitcoin Trader Accused of $600K Ponzi Scam
Nicholas Gelfman allegedly solicited investors with false claims that he would generate a 7% to 9% monthly return from a fund for trading Bitcoin.
Many Parts of Dodd-Frank Should Be Repealed
The law was about micromanaging financial services rather than facilitating capital markets.