CFTC’s Quintenz: futures will allow regulated bitcoin exposure

New products allow investors to access digital currency in a monitored marketplace, says CFTC commissioner

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Exchange-traded bitcoin can provide a way for investors to gain exposure to the digital currency in a venue with regulatory oversight, according to a US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) commissioner.

“Although there will always be bad actors in the market willing to engage in manipulative or fraudulent practices, the launch of bitcoin futures provides investors an opportunity to trade bitcoin exposures in a regulated marketplace,” said commissioner Brian Quintenz in a speech at an

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