Trends in CFTC Virtual Currency Enforcement Actions

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As one of the regulators engaged in the cryptocurrency space, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has been bringing enforcement actions against virtual currency market participants, including traders, issuers, exchanges, and service providers. This report analyzes CFTC enforcement actions since 2015.

2015-2021

Trends in CFTC Virtual Currency Enforcement Actions

This update to our previous report shows that, between 2015 and 2021, the CFTC brought 60 actions against virtual currency market participants, including traders, exchanges, and service providers.

2015–Q2 2020

Trends in CFTC Virtual Currency Enforcement Actions

From January 1, 2015, to June 30, 2020, our report found the the CFTC brought 19 relevant actions.

The CFTC’s Approach to Virtual Currencies

In this article, we review the CFTC’s regulatory and enforcement approach in the cryptocurrency space.

Authors

  • Chicago

Abe Chernin

Vice President

  • Washington

Nicole M. Moran

Principal

  • Washington

Simona Mola

Principal

  • Washington

Mitchell B. Allen

Associate