The case against embattled cryptocurrency startup My Big Coin is being watched closely by industry insiders, as it will help determine whether or not the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has the authority to combat potential fraud associated with the coin and others.
U.S. District Judge Jack Weinstein in Brooklyn ruled that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has standing to regulate cryptocurrencies as commodities. The financial watchdog first determined that virtual currencies are commodities in 2015.
Cryptocurrencies are commodities
The ruling gives the CFTC the needed authority to bring a fraud lawsuit against Patrick McDonnell, a...