In the opening statement of the Request for Information (RIF) the CFTC refers to its positive attitude to bitcoin and expresses its interest in listing more new virtual currency based futures and derivatives products. The purpose of this RFI is outlined to seek to understand similarities and distinctions between Ether and Bitcoin, as well as Ether-specific opportunities, challenges, and risks.
The 25 questions raised in the Request of Information are quite comprehensive and range from principal questions about the technological background, details of the Ethereum market status (transactions volumes, type of traders, market participants), risks of the consensus mechanisms applied, governance, regulation questions to possible cybersecurity and custody issues.
Deadline for the responses is set with February 9, 2019.
Within only 24 hours the Ether Community has set a centralized effort (
The community run page for responses to the @CFTC information request about Ethereum is on ?!— Eric Conner (@econoar) December 12, 2018
I’m working to find a way to make sure this response gets proper acknowledgement as a collaboration from many involved in Ethereum. https://t.co/vSeNBK5qjx