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Regulation by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

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What was wrong with the 2010 Flash Crash?

While looking for recent market crashes, I came upon 2010 Flash Crash. However, I am unable to understand what wrong the alleged perpetrator, Navinder Singh Sarao, did. Entering an "order to sell ...
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Suppose I pay by money order, not debit card. If the mechant scams me, will the Post Office refund me?

I've had some trouble with merchants sending wrong parts or even ignoring orders in the past. Obviously banks won't fight them tooth and nail for a refund. But if I pay a little more for a money order,...
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Delivery of oil bought through futures contracts

What happens if someone is forced to take physical possession of many barrels of oil that they bought on the open market, but they have no storage space left to put it? ETA: In jeffronicus answer ...
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Legal difference between Binary Options regulated by CFTC and gambling regulated by U. S. member states

I have trouble to understand the exact (legal) difference between binary options and gambling. Binary options are regulated in the United States by the CFTC and gambling is regulated by each U.S. ...
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Does the CFTC have authority over all forms of "prediction markets"?

I've been reading over previous cases that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have brought up against organizations like InTrade. From what I can tell, InTrade was brought under scrutiny ...
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Technical securities and commodities law question (United States)

I have a question about the intersection of technical math as it relates to capital and commodities markets with technical law. It asks, "At what point, if any, would a crime be committed?" ...
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What requirements does the CFTC vs Ooki DAO Default Judgment place on token holders?

On June 8th, 2023 the District Court, N.D. California awarded default judgment against Ooki DAO for allowing illegal trading of digital assets, engaging in activities only allowed by registered ...
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How can i check a curent investigation of a company?

I'm interested in crypto, and unfortunately there's what i suspect to be this huge scam going on the market, its called tether, although legally i can't claim it is a scam. Basically they've had a ...
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