27 Jun '15, 3pm

What's in Store for Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Regulation - Institutional Investor (blog)

What will the future hold for regulation of cryptocurrency derivatives? Whereas the Commodity Futures Trading Commission hasn’t yet released explicit regulatory guidance, it has left clues that indicate what the regulation of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency derivatives could look like. After all, increased acceptance and usage of cryptocurrency indicate a clear need to hedge the risk of volatility. At Latham & Watkins, we’ve examined how the current U.S. derivatives regulatory regime of the CFTC may apply to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Here are some points investors, start-ups, payment processors and financial institutions should keep in mind. The CFTC is watching Bitcoin like a hawk but has not formalized any regulatory position on Bitcoin and Bitcoin derivatives — yet. The CFTC, which has kept a watchful eye on Bitcoin since it was created in 2008, took active s...

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