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CFTC levies $1.25 million penalty against Kraken — and Commissioner Stump weighs in on settlement

CFTC levies $1.25 million penalty against Kraken — and Commissioner Stump weighs in on settlement

The Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has filed and settled charges against Kraken for failing to register as a futures commission merchant and offering margin transactions in crypto.  Kraken will pay a $1.25 million civil monetary penalty and refrain from further violations, according to a statement from the CFTC. The agency claims the crypto exchange …

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Crypto-friendly CFTC commissioner Quintenz won’t seek re-nomination after term expires this month

Crypto-friendly CFTC commissioner Quintenz won’t seek re-nomination after term expires this month

Brian Quintenz, the crypto-friendly commissioner at the Commodity and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), will leave his post later this year following the completion of a five-year statutory term. Quintenz has a financial management background and founded investment firm Saeculum Capital Management in 2013. He was nominated by President Barack Obama to take the post of …

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