Commodity Futures Trading Commission launched an educational resource about digital currencies and futures based on them.
“Financial technologies have the potential to transform markets, regulated by our office. The market growth of digital currencies, especially bitcoin, has attracted great interest of the society”, —said in the statement of the Commission.
The website contains information about bitcoin futures have launched the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and the Chicago Option Exchange (CBOE). In addition, users can acquainte with a number of press releases of the Ministry of cryptocurrency space, including the provisions of the regulatory financial technological initiatives LabCFTC.
It is worth noting that on the same day the Commission proposed its interpretation of the process of obtaining digital assets by the user, and also initiated a ninety-day period of public discussion of this concept in order to take into account the point of view of the community.
Earlier, the head of the CFTC, Christopher Giancarlo, said that cryptocurrencies are a “unique commodity” that his department has never encountered.
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