US CFTC Advisor Chou Calls Blockchain Without Bitcoin Efforts Misguided

Paul Chou, CEO of LedgerX and the bitcoin advisor to the U.S. Commodities and Future Trading Commission (CFTC), says companies trying to use the blockchain without bitcoin are seriously misguided, and so far the concept is unproven, according to New York Business Journal. Chou says bitcoin and blockchain are inextricably linked and must remain as […]

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CFTC To Discuss Blockchain For Derivatives, Taps LedgerX’s Chou As Advisor

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) will meet on Jan. 26 to review the dual capabilities of bitcoin and the blockchain for the derivatives market. The commission appointed Paul L. Chou, CEO and founder of Ledger X, as a bitcoin trading expert to its technical advisory committee. The meeting will be from 9:45 a.m. […]

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LedgerX Moves Closer To Becoming a Regulated Exchange For Bitcoin Options

LedgerX, a New York-based trading platform for bitcoin options, has moved closer to becoming the first regulated exchange and clearinghouse to list and clear bitcoin options for the institutional market. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has approved LedgerX’s application for a temporary registration as a swap execution facility. LedgerX plans to list and clear fully-collateralized, settled options on bitcoin. The next step for the commission is to review the application for full registration. The CFTC approved temporary registration following a comment period from Dec. 15, 2014 to Jan. 30, 2015. The comments are available on the CFTC website. […]

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