Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called cryptocurrencies a “national security issue” that threatens to enable drug dealers, human traffickers, and terrorists during a press conference Monday.
The cryptocurrency futures market took another two steps towards normalization Tuesday.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced on June 25 that it has approved LedgerX’s application as a designated contract market (DCM). A DCM may “list for trading futures or option contracts based on all types of commodities and that may allow access to their facilities by all types of traders, including retail customers,” according to the CFTC.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is seeking the return of nearly 23,000 bitcoin (BTC), then valued at $47 million, as well as a fine plus the barring the principals of UK-based Control-Finance Ltd. from trading.