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Dodd-Frank Derivatives

CFTC Moves Against Bitcoin Transactions


Derivatives, Litigation In the space of just seven days, the CFTC has brought two enforcement actions regarding Bitcoin transactions. Coinflip, Inc. In the first action, the CFTC issued an order filing and simultaneously settling charges against Coinflip, Inc. d/b/a Derivabit and its chief executive officer for conducting activity related to commodity options transactions without complying with the […] Read more →

by   |   September 25, 2015


SEC Says Fantasy Stock Trading Violates Securities Laws; Charges Others for Selling Illegal Security-Based Swaps

Derivatives, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities The SEC issued an Investor Alert which says fantasy stock trading for small amounts of money can violate provisions of securities laws implemented by the Dodd-Frank Act.  I bet... Read more →

by   |   June 17, 2015

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CFTC Proposes Order to Exempt Southwest Power Pool Products

Derivatives, Energy Recently, the CFTC issued a Proposed Order in response to a 2013 request by the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) for exemption of certain SPP electric energy products from CFTC... Read more →

by   |   June 3, 2015


Kraft Moves to Dismiss Novel CFTC Manipulation Claim

Derivatives, Litigation The CFTC accused Kraft Food Groups, Inc. and former parent Mondelez Global LLC with manipulation pursuant to Section 6(c)(1) of the Commodities Exchange Act and Regulation 180.1... Read more →

by   |   June 2, 2015