The Competitive Enterprise Institute submitted a request to the Judge overseeing the Coinbase case for permission to file an amicus curiae brief. The CEI opposes the government’s petition to enforce the Internal Revenue Service’s summons.
On August 2, 2017, CBOE Holdings Inc. struck a multi-year deal with Gemini Trust Company LLC to use bitcoin market data. Pending CFTC review, the collaboration begins with plans to launch cash-settled bitcoin futures in the fourth quarter of 2017.
The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has granted LedgerX registration as a derivatives clearing organization. The agency already recognizes LedgerX as a swap execution facility. Options trading for cryptocurrency should begin in early fall of 2017.