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CFTC staff grants relief for Eurex to clear swaps

By Amy Leisinger, J.D. On December 20, the CFTC staff issued three letters granting permission to Eurex Clearing AG to begin clearing swap transactions on behalf of U.S. futures commission merchant (FCM) customers. In the series of letters, the staff … Continue reading

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The CFTC and Market Manipulation

Posted by David Nasse, Lindsey Sullivan, and Stefan Schropp, Ropes & Gray LLP, on Monday, December 31, 2018 Editor's Note: David Nasse and Lindsey Sullivan are counsels and Stefan Schropp is an associate at Ropes & Gray LLP. This post is based on a Ropes & … Continue reading

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CFTC seeks public comment on crypto-asset mechanics and markets

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) published a Request for input on December 17, 2018, seeking public comment and feedback on a set of twenty-five (25) questions to better inform the CFTC’s understanding of the technology, mechanics, and markets for … Continue reading

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CFTC seeks public input on Ether virtual currency

By Lene Powell, J.D.In a new Request for Information, the CFTC is requesting public feedback on the virtual currency Ether and the Ethereum network that produces it. In seeking to understand Ether, one of the top three virtual currencies by … Continue reading

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What Lawyers Can Learn From the CFTC Starter Guide for Smart Contracts

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on November 27 released a public guide to explain the uses, risks and benefits of smart contracts. The guide aims to provide practical information for in-house lawyers and others interested in learning more … Continue reading

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