07 May '13, 12pm

CFTC weighs regulating Bitcoin; Wants to make sure it is not 'a house of cards'

As the Commodity Futures Trading Commission weighs regulating Bitcoin, Commissioner Bart Chilton sought to spell out its interest in the virtual currency. His argument, made in an interview on CNBC , essentially came down to ensuring that the currency — created independently of any bank or central bank through a complicated computational process called mining — is not “just a house of cards.” But no regulator is paying attention to it. Shutterstock.com Bitcoins While he acknowledged that Bitcoin doesn’t represent a systemic risk to financial markets, if it’s a commodity that can be used as a derivative and is traded on computers in the U.S., the CFTC can lay a claim to regulating it, he said. Plus, it could be used to buy guns or real money. “I’m not 100% saying we should regulate it, but if anyone is going to, it seems like it’s something we should consider,” he said. Ove...

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