The DOJ, OFAC, FinCEN and the CFTC settled enforcement actions against Binance, its CEO and former CCO. The coordinated settlements addressed charges against the digital asset exchange for CFTC registration failures and for violations of the Bank Secrecy Act and International Emergency Economic Powers Act sanctions programs.
At the 2023 U.S. Treasury Market Conference, Under Secretary Nellie Liang and CFTC Chair Rostin Behnam described regulatory initiatives that impact the Treasury markets.
CFTC Commissioner Christy Goldsmith Romero warned regulators of the danger of regulatory complacency and not to rollback critical Dodd-Frank post-crisis reforms. She highlighted the need for vigilant management of emerging risks in the cryptocurrency industry and as to the deployment of artificial intelligence in financial services.
CFTC Commissioner Christy Goldsmith Romero described ways in which the United States can strengthen the resilience of the power and derivatives market against severe climate events.
The CFTC reported enforcement results for Fiscal Year 2023. The agency highlighted a "record-setting" number of digital asset cases, actions to hold registrants to their regulatory obligations, actions concerning manipulation and spoofing and precedent-setting court decisions in complex litigations.