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CFTC to Allow Ethereum Derivatives Trading in the Near Future

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    The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is expected to green-light Ethereum futures 

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According to Yahoo! Finance, CFTC Chairman Heath Tarbert has confirmed that Ethereum is a commodity, not a security, thus mirroring the stance taken by the SEC.     

“We've been very clear on bitcoin: bitcoin is a commodity. We haven't said anything about ether—until now.”

Recently, Coinbase, Kraken and other top exchanges formed the Crypto Ratings Council (CRC) that grades digital assets based on their resemblance of a security. Ethereum scored a 2 (out of 5) due to its "decentralized development and usage". Maker, XRP and other coins that are similar to securities got more than a 4. 

Tarbert also adds that the CFTC could approve the launch of Ethereum-based derivatives (futures, options, and other beasts) in the nearest future.

As reported by U.Today, derivatives exchange LedgerX had a spat with the CFTC after it delayed the launch of physically-delivered Bitcoin futures, thus allowing Bakkt to be the first in the race. However, the regulator denied that there was any kind of personal animus involved. 

 

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Bitcoin Price Likely to Decline to $7,800: Crypto Analyst

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    Bitcoin is to find support at $7,800 or recover to $8,300, an analyst writes, but either way ‘continuation of the ranging on either of the levels is going to occur’

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Disclaimer: The opinion expressed here is not investment advice – it is provided for informational purposes only. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of U.Today. Every investment and all trading involves risk, so you should always perform your own research prior to making decisions. We do not recommend investing money you cannot afford to lose.

Over the last few days, Bitcoin has been trading below the $8,500 area. At the moment, it has recovered to $8,258 after the recent slip below the $8,100 level.

Analysts have been bullish on BTC in the long run, however, the nearest BTC price movements are expected to be bearish.

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The crypto analyst @CryptoMichNL believes that there are two paths ahead of Bitcoin at the moment. If it fails to recover to $8,300, he says on his Twitter page, then the market should be ready for the flagship coin to drop and find support at the $7,800 or $7,300 levels.

Whichever way it goes, ‘continuation of the ranging on either of the levels is going to occur’.

The analyst tweeted this forecast twice with an hour pause.

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Yuri is a journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future. ‘Hodls’ cryptocurrencies. Has written for several crypto media. Currently is a news writer at U.Today.

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