CFTC: tokens to ‘transform’ into commodities

CFTC commissioner reports on the possibility of the tokens ‘transformation’ from securities into commodities
24 October 2017   1080

Brian Quintenz, a commissioner at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), claimed that tokens may “transform” from securities into commodities while speaking at the first annual FinTech Week. The man suggests that tokens can meet distinct regulatory classifications at different times. The assumption, actually, aligns with the policy view of industry experts like Coin Center.

Digital currencies "may actually transform at some point from something that starts off as a security and transforms into a commodity,” speculated Quintenz, as reported by politicopro.com.

That's going to be a very difficult but important conversation for us to have to give the market certainty, to allow for innovation to flourish and continue, but [it’s necessary] to make sure that we're being consistent in how we apply commodity law and protection of consumers across all products.
 

Brian Quintenz
CFTC commissioner

It is worth noting that eatlir this week, LabCFTC issued a primer on virtual currencies. Although this did not constitute official policy, the agency enumerated examples of permitted activities including those of LedgerX, TeraExchange, and NADEX. Thus, LabCFTC explicitly stated that prohibited activities include “a virtual currency futures or option contract or swap traded on a domestic platform or facility that has not registered with the CFTC as a SEF [swap execution facility] or DCM [designated contracts market]".

Monex to Open Exchange Under Coincheck Brand in USA

"New old" cryptocurrency trading platform will be focused on institutional investors; opening is planed in 2019
13 December 2018   16

Japanese online broker Monex Group Inc. announced the launch of a cryptocurrency trading platform focused on institutional investors. The new platform should start work in 2019 under the brand of Coincheck, Finance Magnates reports.

A license to provide services in all US states Monex hopes to get within a year. As the president of Monex TradeStation, John Bartleman, said, Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Ethereum and, possibly, XRP will be available on the platform.

In April, Monex acquired Coincheck, the victim of a hack, for $ 33.6 million. After the purchase, Monex representatives said that the cryptocurrency business plays a key role in the company's further development. The fact that Monex intends to expand its business to the US market became known in May.

It is noteworthy that earlier this month, Monex Group Inc. became one of the investors of the American stock exchange cryptocurrency derivatives ErisX. According to John Bartleman, ErisX will also serve institutional investors in the United States after regulatory approval