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CFTC Issues Request for Input on Crypto-Assets

As part of its LabCFTC initiative, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued a Request for Input (RFI) to deepen the CFTC’s understanding of the technology, mechanics, and markets for Ether and its use on the Ethereum Network. In particular, the RFI seeks to understand similarities and distinctions between Ether and Bitcoin (as well as other virtual currencies), and Ether-specific opportunities, challenges and risks.

Comments on the RFI may be submitted up to 60 days after its publication in the Federal Register.

A copy of the RFI is available here, and the associated CFTC press release is available here.

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Christian B. Hennion, Finance Attorney, Katten Muchin Law Firm

Christian B. Hennion concentrates his practice in financial services and asset management matters, including counseling fund managers, registered investment advisers and commodity trading advisors on both transactional and regulatory matters. Chris has advised a wide range of US and international managers, from start-ups to large institutions, regarding a variety of matters, including private fund launches and reorganizations, advisory engagements, Investment Advisers Act and Commodity Exchange Act compliance obligations, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity Futures...

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