The CFTC filed charges against five entities and three individuals for owning and operating an unregistered platform for the trading of derivatives on cryptocurrencies.
The CFTC Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight clarified the circumstances in which Customer Identification Program and Beneficial Ownership regulations under the Bank Secrecy Act do not apply to "voice" brokers.
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia entered a Consent Order ("Order") against a foreign trading platform and its CEO (collectively, the "Defendants") for unlawful bitcoin-related transactions with U.S. customers. The Order resulted from a September 2018 Complaint filed by the CFTC. According to the Order, the Defendants (i) illegally offered commodity transactions that were in the form of "contracts for difference" involving gold and crude oil, (ii) neglected to register as a futures commission merchant with the CFTC and (iii) failed to satisfy their supervisory
The CFTC approved a final rule to amend the definitions of "portfolio reconciliation" and "material terms" in order to facilitate the portfolio reconciliation of swaps.
The NFA released July 2013 revisions to the Financial Requirements Section 16 and the related interpretive notice regarding cleared swaps customer collateral accounts. These updates are available in five appendices of policies that include: Compliance with theExchange Act Rule 15c3-1: the calculation of haircut charges on securities; additionally, charges on the more common securities are reviewed: government securities and Canadian debt obligations, municipal securities, other municipal securities, money market funds, commercial paper, bankers' acceptances and certificates of deposit, non