senate agriculture-committee

CFTC Chair Rostin Behnam (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
CFTC Chairman Suggests 'Pause' to Overhaul Senate Bill Following FTX Debacle
Rostin Behnam said in light of recent events lawmakers should make sure the bill has no gaps.
CFTC Chair Rostin Behnam (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

U.S. Capitol Building
US CFTC’s Behnam Will Testify at FTX Hearing in Senate
The chairman is the first witness listed so far by the Senate Agriculture Committee as it prepares a hearing on the FTX blowup.
U.S. Capitol Building

CDCROP: Money Reimagined Illustration - 11/4/22 (Rachel Sun/CoinDesk)
At Stake in the US Midterms: The Future of Money
With some seminal regulatory legislation up for consideration, the makeup of Congress in 2023 matters not only to crypto natives but to everyone.
CDCROP: Money Reimagined Illustration - 11/4/22 (Rachel Sun/CoinDesk)

CDCROP: LEGO figure heads (Jan Huber/Unsplash)
How Crypto Advocates Are Defending Ooki DAO
The case seemed bound to reach one specific conclusion, but not anymore!
CDCROP: LEGO figure heads (Jan Huber/Unsplash)

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission in Washington
CFTC Already Preparing to Be Crypto Watchdog, Behnam Tells US Senators
Agency is “right regulator” to oversee digital assets trading, CFTC chairman testifies at a hearing of the Senate Agriculture Committee.
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission in Washington

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US Senators Say BTC and ETH Are Commodities
A new bipartisan bill would make the CFTC the primary regulator of crypto and crypto exchanges.
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Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan
US Senate Bill Will Give CFTC Crypto Market Oversight – but Doesn't Say How Much
The measure would make the Commodity Futures Trading Commission the watchdog for most of the market, but it doesn’t define whether tokens are securities or commodities.
Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan

Senator Debbie Stabenow
CFTC Would Become Primary Crypto Regulator Under New Senate Committee Plan
The bill would create a definition of "digital commodity."
Senator Debbie Stabenow