Former CFTC Chair to Remain Focused on Crypto and Blockchain at New Law Firm
Joeri Cant's original article for cointelegraph.com reduced by 46%
Former United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission chairman Chris Giancarlo was hired as senior counsel at the New York-based law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher. Digitize the dollar and take power away from central banksOn Dec. 2, Reuters reported that Giancarlo in his new role at Willkie Farr & Gallagher will continue to focus on digital innovation in areas such as cryptocurrencies and blockchain.
Giancarlo became a well-known leading advocate for innovative technologies such as blockchain and something of a Twitter celebrity when he said that governments must digitize the dollar and take power away from central banks. Another well-received comment by Giancarlo was that blockchain technology would have allowed for a "Far faster, better-informed, and more calibrated regulatory intervention" in response to the 2008 financial crisis. While Giancarlo was chairman of the CFTC, the first Bitcoin futures products were allowed in the U.S.
He also expressed his belief that Ether is a commodity and that ETH futures trading will become a reality. CFTC does not want to snuff out innovationThe current chairman of the CFTC, Heath Tarbert, has called for "Principles-based regulation" for cryptocurrencies. According to the chairman, regulators should first fully understand the outcomes and potential risks of digital assets before enforcing their rules.
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