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.
In an interview with Risk Desk editor John R. Sodergreen, former ICE eConfirm Chief Bruce Tupper and former CFTC attorney Peter Kavounas describe the launch of TransVix, a trucking futures and options exchange.
Risk Desk Editor John Sodergreen examined the evolution of the financial technology industry in light of Acting Chair J. Christopher Giancarlo's stated intention to "embrace Fintech to a level not seen before at the agency."
The New York Department of Financial Services requested comments on proposed revisions to cybersecurity rules that apply to a wide range of insurance, banking and financial services companies under its supervision.
"The Risk Desk" editor John R. Sodergreen described the debate between CFTC Chair Timothy Massad and Commissioner Chris Giancarlo over an amendment to proposed Regulation Automated Trading that would allow the CFTC access to an algorithmic firm's trading source code without first issuing a subpoena.