The CFTC Market Participants Division and Division of Market Oversight extended through September 30, 2021, COVID-19 related no-action relief to floor brokers from location, registration and real-time market monitoring requirements.
The CFTC charged two individuals, including well-known technology entrepreneur John McAfee, with engaging in a "pump-and-dump" scheme involving digital assets. It is the first ever enforcement action for a manipulative scheme involving digital assets.
The CFTC Division of Clearing and Risk and the Division of Market Oversight granted no-action relief to LCH Limited from the trade execution requirement for certain transactions entered into under established default rules and procedures.
In a CFTC interpretive letter to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, two Divisions' staff considered the applicability of certain clearing and trade execution requirements to default management transactions.