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 Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reinstated a CFTC complaint against a precious metals credit company for defrauding retail customers through illegal, off-exchange leveraged commodity transactions.
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.
Commentary by Joseph Facciponti
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