27 Oct '14, 6pm

LedgerX Hopes to Establish First US-Regulated Futures Exchange for Bitcoin - Wall Street

By Yuliya Chernova Biography CONNECT Biography Bloomberg A new startup out of New York called LedgerX LLC has recruited big financial-industry names to its board of directors and raised venture funding from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Google Ventures and others to add a dose of legitimacy to the bitcoin market. LedgerX hopes to become the country’s first bitcoin futures exchange with Uncle Sam’s blessing. It submitted applications to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission , or CFTC, which regulates U.S. futures and options exchanges, in late September to be approved as a derivatives exchange with bitcoin as the underlying asset to be traded, according to LedgerX co-founder and Chief Executive Paul Chou. Supporters of the company, which was started this year by former Goldman Sachs high-frequency traders and Massachusetts Institute of Technology-educated computer sc...

Full article: http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2014/10/27/ledgerx-ho...

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