A few weeks ago, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), tasked with maintaining open and safe markets, became involved for the first time with cryptocurrency. The agency is now tasked with overseeing bitcoin futures—the market in which investors bet on the value of bitcoin without actually investing in the currency itself. Now, the CFTC is letting its employees get in on the action—they are now allowed to invest and trade cryptocurrencies, Bloomberg reports.
The CFTC doesn’t regulate cryptocurrency per se, but gets involved whenever any cryptocurrency is involved in fraud, or
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