Cryptocurrency is ‘Here to Stay’: CFTC Chairman Giancarlo

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Bitcoin may never replace the greenback, but the flagship cryptocurrency could achieve significant adoption in the two-thirds of countries without stable currencies. That statement might sound like a thesis put forward by an early bitcoin adopter, or perhaps a forward-thinking hedge fund manager. In actuality, though, that bullish forecast was issued by J. Christopher Giancarlo, the top...

‘We Need to Respect This Generation’s Interest’ in Bitcoin: CFTC Chairman

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The chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) said this week that cryptocurrency is a generational interest and that regulators need to treat it with respect. J. Christopher Giancarlo, who was sworn in as a CFTC commissioner in 2014 and has led the commission since August 2017, shared his thoughts on cryptocurrency regulation at the Milken Institute Global Conference, which took...

Bitcoin ‘Like Gold’ but Not Ideal as Medium of Exchange: CFTC Chairman


Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo said that bitcoin bears several similarities to gold, although it has elements of many different asset classes. Giancarlo, to whom many cryptocurrency enthusiasts affectionately refer as “Cryptodad” due to his willingness to engage with the nascent industry with an open mind, said during an interview with CNBC that...

CFTC Chairman J. Christopher ‘Cryptodad’ Giancarlo to Retire After Term Ends in 2019

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The top markets regulator in the United States has confirmed that he will retire following the expiration of his term in 2019, depriving the cryptocurrency industry of one of the Washington establishment's friendliest voices. Speaking with financial publication IFLR at last week’s International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) annual general meeting, Commodity Futures Trading Commission...

Not Everyone’s a Fan of the CFTC Chairman aka ‘Cryptodad’

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As commodities regulators go, few have managed to attain the cult following that US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo has assembled in recent weeks. However, the markets supervisor -- nicknamed “cryptodad” by cryptocurrency enthusiasts -- is finding that this newfound fame does not come without its drawbacks. As CCN reported, Giancarlo earned the...

#CryptoDad CFTC Chairman Plugs that Friday FOMO feeling

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He's at it again! CFTC Chairman Chris Giancarlo has taken to Twitter to promote informed investment in cryptocurrencies. Is #crypto #FOMO your #FridayFeeling? #DYOR at #CryptoDad — Chris Giancarlo (@giancarloMKTS) March 2, 2018 Giancarlo earned his accolade as Crypto Dad from the crypto community following his opening speech at the SEC Commission on virtual currencies. Drawing upon his own...

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