The CFTC filed a Complaint with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against several unregistered individuals and companies for conducting two fraudulent schemes involving binary options and digital assets.
In a briefing before the Energy and Environmental Market Advisory Committee, the CFTC's Market Intelligence Branch concluded that "the derivatives markets appear resilient in the face of lower liquidity and historic volatility and volume."
The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California granted the SEC a default judgment against an unregistered broker-dealer and its CEO for selling unregistered initial coin offering securities.
The CFTC and the DOJ charged the principal of a cryptocurrency escrow company for making false statements to two customers who had given the principal $7 million that their bitcoin would be "safeguarded" by his company.
The American Banking Association, SIFMA and the Institute of International Bankers proposed revisions to a Federal Reserve Board proposal to modify its regulations for determining "whether a company has the ability to exercise a controlling influence" on another company.
The CFTC Office of the Inspector General highlighted significant deficiencies in the agency's Data Governance Program and advised the CFTC to either update the existing Integrated Surveillance System platform or transfer to a better platform.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York denied the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit that challenged the OCC’s authority to issue "FinTech" charters under the National Bank Act.
In a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, the Managed Funds Association and the Council of Institutional Investors called for reforms to the premerger notification program of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act.
A Judge in the Southern District of New York issued an Order to Show Cause against Shawn Carter (a/k/a "Jay-Z") for failing to comply with an SEC subpoena regarding an investigation into his partially owned brand management company.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas Dallas Division Chief Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn denied a motion for summary judgment by the Chamber of Commerce, et. al. to challenge and vacate the heightened fiduciary standards mandated by the DOL fiduciary rule.