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BitMex turns to Chainalysis to solve legal woes, or at least soften the CFTC’s blow

Still facing a courtroom assault in the U.S. for allegedly facilitating money laundering, BitMex is trying to show regulators that it's trying. On Jan. 12, the legally besieged crypto exchange released a blog post advertising further work with blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis. BitMex said its aim was "to identify, investigate, and

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CFTC’s Fintech Research Unit to Hold Office Hours for Innovators

The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s fintech lab will host office hours during New York Fintech Week.In April, the CFTC’s fintech research unit, LabCFTC, will host office hours during New York Fintech Week to engage with innovators in the field, according to a recently published announcement.LabCFTC’s objective is

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Coinbase, R3 and Other Major Firms Respond to CFTC’s Request for Input on Ethereum

Several major crypto and traditional finance companies have replied to the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) request on crypto asset mechanics as late as Feb. 25.The CFTC published its inquiry in late December 2018. In it, the regulator’s LabCFTC initiative, focused on fintech innovations, sought public comments on

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Self-Professed ‘Satoshi’ Craig Wright Answers CFTC’s Request for Input on Crypto Markets

Controversially self-proclaimed “Satoshi Nakamoto” and nChain chief scientist Craig Wright has reportedly submitted two near-identical comment letters to the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Wright filed his two documents on Feb. 15 in response to the agency’s request for industry input and feedback on Ethereum (ETH)’s mechanics and

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CFTC’s First Published 2019 Examination Priorities Reveal Major Cryptocurrency Focus

United States regulator the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has announced cryptocurrency will form a priority for its internal examinations this year, according to a press release published on Feb. 12.The CFTC, which has released its examination priorities for the first time in 2019, will include various crypto-related aspects in

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