“Report: CFTC Exploring Bitcoin Regulation”

Too popular to last dept.: “The Commodities Futures Trading Commission is reportedly ‘seriously’ exploring whether volatile cyber currency Bitcoin may fall under the U.S. regulator’s purview.” [Matt Egan, Fox Business]



  • Whether or not Bitcoins end up becoming the world’s reserve underground currency or falling completely apart, its a neat little experiment they have going on. Even if they’re volatile, someone can buy $50,000 worth of Bitcoin, send them halfway across the globe without being traced, and that person can sell them back for cash without anyone having to actually own Bitcoins for more than 30 minutes.

  • I’ve got a ’51 Mickey Mantle card. Is that also under CFTC supervision?


  • At this point, it would probably be simpler if the federal government just gave us a list of what doesn’t fall under their purview.

  • That list would probably be a blank sheet of paper C Hill.

  • C Hill,

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