CFTC Commissioner: Market Manipulation Could Shape Bitcoin's Future

CFTC Commissioner: Market Manipulation Could Shape Bitcoin's Future

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) was one of the more vocal US government entities on the subject of bitcoin in 2014, holding a hearing to discuss its role in options and futures, claiming regulatory oversight over the derivatives market and speculating on how it might intervene in the digital currency ecosystem. Perhaps most notably, however, CFTC CommissionerMark Wetjen penned an opinion piece heralding the technology's potential to transform the industries his agency oversees. But while the CFTC and Wetjen in particular have been open with their views on bitcoin, the....


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