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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

CFTC jointly awards two ‘model’ whistleblowers $2 million

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission awarded two whistleblowers a combined amount of $2 million Monday for providing the agency with “significant information” that led to an investigation. 

The award will be divided evenly between the whistleblowers because they jointly submitted the tip and award application to the CFTC. … Continue Reading

CFTC awards whistleblower $2.5 million

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission awarded a whistleblower $2.5 million Monday for assisting “at every step” of an investigation that led to a successful enforcement action. 

The CFTC said it reduced the award because the whistleblower delayed submitting information about the wrongdoing.… Continue Reading

CFTC wants more virtual currency whistleblowers

The Whistleblower Office of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued an alert Thursday asking for help from whistleblowers to stop fraud and manipulation involving virtual currencies.

The CFTC pays rewards for original information that leads to a successful enforcement action with more than $1 million in penalties.… Continue Reading

CFTC awards whistleblower $1.5 million

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission Monday granted an “enhanced” award of $1.5 million to a whistleblower who tried to report the problem internally before contacting the CFTC.

The whistleblower provided original information that helped the agency understand a “complex scheme” and interview witnesses about it, the CFTC said.… Continue Reading

CFTC awards whistleblower $2 million

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced Monday an award of more than $2 million to an individual whistleblower for original information that led to a successful CFTC enforcement action.Continue Reading

CFTC adopts simpler rules for compliance officers

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission adopted rules that simplify requirements for compliance officers and harmonize the agency’s approach to compliance with the SEC.

The CFTC said Tuesday the amended rules (pdf) “clarify a CCO’s duties by providing reasonable standards and guidance on effective compliance.”… Continue Reading

Selva Ozelli: How should cyptocurrency bribes be valued?

At the federal level in the United States, cryptocurrencies have a lot of regulators — FinCEN, OFAC,  the IRS, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and the SEC among them. 

These regulators characterize cryptocurrencies respectively as money, property, commodities, and a security.   … Continue Reading

CFTC fines Cargill $10 million for hiding trade costs

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission fined Cargill Inc. $10 million Monday for concealing its full mark-up on certain swaps in violation of the Commodity Exchange Act and CFTC rules.

The CFTC said the practice allowed Cargill to show more trading revenue.… Continue Reading

CFTC pays its fourth (and smallest) whistleblower award

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced an award of about $50,000 to a whistleblower for original information that led to a successful CFTC enforcement action.

The award is the fourth under the CFTC’s whistleblower program and the smallest award so far.… Continue Reading

Jackpot: CFTC awards whistleblower more than $10 Million

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission awarded more than $10 million to a whistleblower last week who provided key original information that led to a successful CFTC enforcement action.

The award was only the third under the CFTC’s whistleblower program and the biggest by far.… Continue Reading