Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

Cryptocurrencies Come of Age, But Is Crypto Data Ready?

Once used as payment for shady deals, digital currencies have long been the domain of speculators and retail investors. But the wild price increases of the past year have led institutional investors to sniff excitedly at the loins of the cryptocurrency…

Law & Disorder: US Preps Defense Against Mifid II

As Mifid II's deadline approaches, US firms affected by the rules are still waiting for regulators to resolve crucial conflicts between European and American laws, and are likely to be making adjustments well after the deadline has passed, reports…

Bitcoin Futures Surge on Launch, Trigger Circuit Breakers

Trading in the world’s first bitcoin futures began on Cboe Futures Exchange (CFE) last night, triggering market circuit breakers twice as investors piled on, causing the spot price of bitcoin to jump by more than $2,000 amid lingering concerns about the…

Beware the Commodity Swap Data Swamp

Data quality for over-the-counter commodity swaps reported to swap data repositories, as mandated by the Dodd–Frank Act, has worsened since reporting began more than four years ago, with some blaming the CFTC, while others blame resistance by the SDRs to…

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