26 May '16, 10pm

CFTC Grants Full Registration to Bitcoin Swaps Trading Platform

CFTC Grants Full Registration to Bitcoin Swaps Trading Platform

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has granted formal registration to a trading platform that was an early entrant in the market for bitcoin financial derivatives. TeraExchange, a swaps execution facility based in New Jersey, had been previously operating under a temporary registration order, and today's announcement formally recognizes this designation. The CFTC said it would regulate bitcoin as a commodity in September of last year . The approval, one of three granted today according to a release from the agency, comes months after the CFTC simultaneously charged and settled with TeraExchange over alleged violations of the Commodity Exchange Act in 2014. At the time, the agency said that a trade that took place in October of that year, and that was overseen by TeraExchange, constituted wash trading and pre-arranged trading. The firm settled without paying an...

Full article: http://www.coindesk.com/us-swap-platform-registration-cftc/

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