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CFTC launches virtual currency resource web page

Jaclyn Jaeger | December 17, 2017

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has launched a new virtual currency resource Web page. This dedicated page is a central repository for CFTC-produced resources about virtual currency and is designed to educate and inform the public about these commodities, including the possible risks associated with investing or speculating in virtual currencies or recently launched Bitcoin futures and options.

The newly launched Web page provides quick access to the CFTC’s virtual currency primer; CFTCTalks podcast episode featuring CFTC staff discussing virtual currencies; LabCFTC, the Commission’s FinTech effort; and a fact sheet explaining the CFTC’s role in oversight of virtual currencies.

Additionally, the CFTC on Dec. 15 released a Customer Advisory, titled “...

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