Category Archives: Financial Markets

JONES DAY TALKS®: We Got This: CFTC Chair Pursues Authority Over Digital Assets

JONES DAY TALKS®: We Got This: CFTC Chair Pursues Authority Over Digital Assets

As discussions and debates unfold over digital currency regulations, Commodity Future Trading Commission chairman Rostin Benham told a U.S. Senate committee that “speculative fervor” surrounding cryptocurrencies has potentially left investors in need of protections, and made the case for his commission to be charged with overseeing activities in this burgeoning market.

Jones Day’s Josh Sterling and David Aron discuss the gradual move toward federal oversight of cryptocurrencies, the questions clients ask, and what crypto market participants need to know now.

Read the full transcript on the Jones Day website.

JONES DAY TALKS The Changing Contours of Insider Trading Enforcement

JONES DAY TALKS®: The Changing Contours of Insider Trading Enforcement

Recent high-profile insider trading cases leave little doubt that these matters remain an enforcement priority for Washington agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and Department of Justice (DOJ). Jones Day partners Joan McKown, Josh Sterling, and Brian Rabbitt talk about enforcement trends, proposed rule changes, and the increased cooperation between federal authorities.

Read the full transcript on the Jones Day website.

Crypto and DeFin Regulation Its About to Get Serious

JONES DAY TALKS®: Crypto and DeFi Regulation: It’s About to Get Serious (Encore Presentation)

A JONES DAY TALKS® Encore Presentation.
From October 2021.

Cryptocurrencies and decentralized finance remain under scrutiny from federal agencies and commissions. The acting Comptroller of the Currency has publicly stated that cryptocurrencies and decentralized finance may be evolving into serious threats to the financial system, much like the way certain financial derivatives prompted serious concerns and a near collapse back in 2008.

Clearly, serious regulations are under consideration. Jones Day’s Josh Sterling and Dorothy Giobbe discuss what industry stakeholders need to know.

Crypto and DeFi Platforms: Aggressive SEC Enforcement on the Way?

SEC Chairman Gary Gensler has left little doubt that his commission will closely monitor activity in the cryptoasset markets and the actions of decentralized finance, or DeFi platforms, as investor interest continues to grow. In prepared remarks delivered at an early August event, the chairman said, “We just don’t have enough investor protection in crypto … we have taken and will continue to take our authorities as far as they go.”

Jones Day’s Josh Sterling, Brian Rabbitt, and Mark Rasmussen talk about what the heightened scrutiny means for crypto market participants, and discuss what additional regulatory and enforcement actions could be coming.