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Federal Court Orders Benjamin Reynolds to Pay $571 Million

Federal Court Orders UK Man, Benjamin Reynolds to Pay More Than $571 Million for Operating Fraudulent Bitcoin Trading Scheme Washington, DC (STL.News) The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced…

CFTC Orders Coinbase Inc. to Pay $6.5 Million

CFTC Orders Coinbase Inc. to Pay $6.5 Million for False, Misleading, or Inaccurate Reporting and Wash Trading Washington, DC (STL.News) The Commodity Futures Trading Commission Friday issued an order filing…

CFTC News: Rostin Behnam Named as Acting Chairman

Washington, DC (STL.News) The Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced that the members of the Commission have unanimously elected Commissioner Rostin Behnam as Acting Chairman effective immediately. Acting Chairman Behnam succeeds…

Summer Mersinger – Join Commissioner Stump’s Office as Chief of Staff

Washington, DC (STL.News) The Commodity Futures Trading Commission today announced that Summer K. Mersinger, Director of the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs (OLIA), will transition to the Office of…

CFTC Approves NFA’s Swap Dealer Capital Model Review Program

Washington, DC (STL.News) The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Market Participants Division through delegated authority has determined the National Futures Association’s (NFA) swap dealer capital model requirements and review program are…

CFTC General Counsel Dan Davis to Depart Agency on January 15

Washington, DC (STL.News) The Commodity Futures Trading Commission today announced that Daniel J. Davis, the CFTC’s General Counsel and head of the Legal Division, will depart the agency on January…

CFTC and ESMA Sign Enhanced Memorandum of Understanding

Washington, DC (STL.News) The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) today announced the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding cooperation…

CFTC Review – RSBIX NFL Futures Contracts

Washington, D.C. (STL.News) The Commodity Futures Trading Commission today announced it has initiated a review, pursuant to CFTC Regulation 40.11(c), of RSBIX NFL futures contracts self-certified by Eris Exchange, LLC…

CFTC Staff Releases Position Limits Workbook

CFTC Staff Releases Position Limits Workbook to Provide Clarity to Market Participants Washington, DC (STL.News) The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Market Oversight (DMO) Tuesday released a staff workbook…

CFTC Grants OneChicago LLC Request to Vacate DCM Designation

Washington, DC (STL.News) The Commodity Futures Trading Commission Monday issued an order vacating the designation of OneChicago LLC as a designated contract market (DCM).  The order was issued at the…

CFTC,s Chief of Staff, COO, Jaime Klima to Depart Agency in January

Washington, DC (STL.News) The Commodity Futures Trading Commission today announced that Jaime L. Klima, the CFTC’s Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer, will depart the agency for a role…

CFTC and CONSOB Sign MOU for Supervision of Cross-Border Firms

Washington, DC (STL.News) The Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (CONSOB) today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding…

CFTC Designates LMX Labs as a Contract Market

Washington, DC (STL.News) The Commodity Futures Trading Commission today announced it has issued an Order of Designation to LMX Labs, LLC, granting it status as a designated contract market (DCM),…

CFTC Staff Extends Temporary Swap Data Reporting Relief

CFTC Staff Extends Temporary Swap Data Reporting Relief for Certain International Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants Washington, D.C. (STL.News) The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Market Oversight (DMO)…

CFTC Staff Provides Reporting Relief for Swaps Related to Upcoming DCO Auctions

CFTC Staff Provides Reporting Relief for Swaps Related to Upcoming DCO Auctions as Part of the Industry-Wide Initiative to Transition Away from LIBOR Washington, DC (STL.News) The Division of Market…

CFTC Charges BitMEX Owners with Illegally Operating a Cryptocurrency Derivatives Trading Platform

CFTC Charges BitMEX Owners with Illegally Operating a Cryptocurrency Derivatives Trading Platform and Anti-Money Laundering Violations Washington, DC (STL.News) The Commodity Futures Trading Commission today announced the filing of a…

CFTC Orders Chicago Prop Firm and 3 Traders to Pay $745,000 for Spoofing in Agricultural and Metals Futures

Washington, DC (STL.News) The Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued four orders today filing and settling charges against Brendan Delovitch and Wesley Johnson both of Canada, Rajeev Kansal of India, and…

Georgia News: CFTC Charges Kenzley Ramos with Fraudulent Scheme to Profit from COVID-19

Second CFTC Enforcement Action Targeting Misconduct Directly Tied to COVID-19 Washington, DC (STL.News) The Commodity Futures Trading Commission today announced that it has filed a complaint in the U.S. District…

CFTC Charges Laino Group Limited d.b.a. PaxForex with Offering Illegal Leveraged Transactions

CFTC Charges Laino Group Limited d.b.a. PaxForex with Offering Illegal Leveraged Transactions in Ether, Litecoin, and Bitcoin Washington, DC (STL.News) The Commodity Futures Trading Commission today filed a civil enforcement…