The CFTC is seeking public feedback on Ethereum

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is requesting comment and feedback from the general public to help it better understand crypto markets and technology beyond bitcoin. Specifically, the CFTC wants to learn more about ether and the Ethereum network and understand the "similarities and distinctions between certain virtual currencies...as well as Ether-specific opportunities, challenges, and risks." While officials representing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission have previously suggested that ether is not a security, the CFTC has not taken an official position. Respondents have 60 days after the Request for Input's publication, to submit their comments. (Source: CFTC)

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