CTFC slammed for ‘blatant regulation by enforcement’ over Ooki DAO case

The Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has sparked strong criticism from the community after filing a federal civil enforcement action against members of decentralized autonomous organization Ooki DAO over digital asset trading violations. In a Sept. 22 release, the CFTC stated that it had filed and simultaneously settled charges against the founders of decentralized trading…

Merge is ‘a step in the right direction’ to address crypto’s energy usage — Rostin Behnam

Rostin Behnam, chair of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission, or CFTC, said the Ethereum blockchain’s transition to proof-of-stake may help reduce crypto’s energy usage, but hinted legislation would likely still be needed to address the problem. Speaking at a Thursday hearing before the Senate Agriculture Committee, Behnam addressed a question from Minnesota Senator…