Virtual Currency Resources
One of the most recent marketplace developments driving a lot of interest is the rise in prominence of virtual currencies, specifically bitcoin. Below are resources for market participants and customers on virtual currency and the CFTC's role in oversight of this emerging innovation.
Find out about the possible risks associated with investing or speculating in virtual currencies or Bitcoin futures and options.
Read about virtual currency pump-and-dump schemes that occur in the largely unregulated cash market for virtual currencies and digital tokens.
Learn about sales pitches touting “IRS approved” or “IRA approved” virtual currency retirement accounts.
A guide for those who are new to Bitcoin. It provides an introduction and useful information about Bitcoin and its risks.
A quick guide to virtual currencies that covers how they can be purchased, why they are considered commodities, and what types of fraud can be found in the market.
An educational tool that provides an overview of virtual currency, the role of the CFTC, and the risks of virtual currencies.
A podcast featuring a panel of CFTC leaders discussing what Bitcoin is, the self-certification process, and the CFTC’s role in regulating these derivatives contracts.
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