Interview Location: Washington
Date: Friday 21st Jun, 2019
While Bitcoin is a way out of big government, a fight against ill-disciplined fiscal policies, it is to be expected that departments such as the CFTC and SEC will regulate the space. While China has taken the draconian decision to largely ban cryptocurrencies, the US has taken a more pro-innovation approach, aware that over-regulation will push the technology into other markets.
In this interview, I chat with Brian Quintenz, a commissioner at the CFTC. We discuss the difficulties in regulating the Bitcoin Futures markets, whether the current US government’s regulations are outdated and the history of the CFTC and Futures markets.
The history of the CFTC
How Futures work
Self regulation v formal oversight
Bitcoin's unique characteristics
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