CFTC Commissioner Stump outlined the agency's regulatory and enforcement authority with respect to digital assets. Commissioner Stump noted the proliferation of digital assets has resulted in the "grossly inaccurate oversimplification" that such assets are either SEC-regulated securities or CFTC-regulated commodities.
At the FIA and SIFMA AMG Asset Management Derivatives Forum 2021, CFTC Commissioner Dan M. Berkovitz raised concerns regarding the legality of decentralized finance. He also described how the CFTC can support the transition to a carbon-neutral economy and highlighted recent agency regulatory developments.
Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) introduced the "Protecting Investors' Personally Identifiable Information Act." The legislation would exclude personally identifiable information from Consolidated Audit Trail reporting requirements.
In the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, a pair of affiliated interdealer brokers settled CFTC fraud charges related to fictitious bids that had not been made and reported trades that had not occurred.