Former CFTC Chairman Chris Giancarlo has moved from regulating digital currencies to fighting for one with the launch of the Digital Dollar Foundation.
LedgerX founders Paul and Juthica Chou ousted after futures debacle
Badly embarrassed by a bungled futures launch, the derivatives exchange removed its CEO and COO the same day rival Bakkt expanded its offerings
On Dec. 9, LedgerX derivatives exchange CEO Paul Chou and his wife Juthica, the COO, were unceremoniously removed by the board of the company they founded. While no explanation was given, the company suffered a huge and embarrassing setback over the summer.
Chris Giancarlo joins law firm, stays active in crypto
At Willkie Farr & Gallagher, the ‘Crypto Dad’ says he will be at the juncture of ‘financial markets, emerging technologies and law and public policy’
J. Christopher Giancarlo, who resigned from the CFTC earlier this year, has landed at the swanky midtown Manhattan offices of leading law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher. From his perch as Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Giancarlo was a forceful advocate for American cryptocurrency and blockchain innovation.
LedgerX accused ex-CFTC Chair J. Christopher Giancarlo of vendetta
An unflattering blog post by LedgerX CEO Paul Chou led to a campaign of delays to the exchange’s license to offer physically settled Bitcoin futures, the firm alleged
Cryptocurrency derivatives exchange LedgerX has accused former U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo of carrying out a revenge campaign. LedgerX wrote two letters of complaining about Giancarlo to the CFTC in July, Coindesk reported September 28. Giancarlo is known as “Crypto-Dad” because of his favorable view of the cryptocurrency industry. Coindesk obtained the letters, written on July 3 and July 11 from the CFTC via a Freedom of Information Act request. In them, LedgerX CEO Paul Chou claimed Giancarlo deliberately sabotaged and delayed its vital derivatives clearing organization (DCO) license application. “In January, the Chairman called one of our board members and told him that he was going…