Many in the space have criticized regulators including the CFTC and SEC for taking a “regulation by enforcement” approach to crypto in the United States. The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission, or CFTC, filed a complaint against Digitex LLC and its founder and CEO Adam Todd for failing to register the cryptocurrency futures exchange and manipulating the price of its DGTX token.
According to a Sept. 30 court filing in the Southern District of Florida, Todd allegedly pumped up the price of DGTX tokens in an effort to inflate Digitex’s holdings. The U.S. regulator claimed the Digitex CEO used different corporate entities as part of a scheme to launch and operate an illegal digital asset derivatives trading platform, in violation of the Commodity Exchange Act. CFTC rules require performing rKnow Your Customer checks and implementing a customer information program.https://cointelegraph.com/news/cftc-takes-legal-action-against-digitex-futures-exchange-and-ceo?utm_source=Telegram&utm_medium=social