Bitcoin and Ether Are Commodities ‘For Sure’: US’ CFTC Chairman

  • The chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission says he is certain bitcoin and ether are commodities.
  • CFTC Chairman Rostin Behnam discussed the regulation of cryptocurrencies by the CFTC and the SEC in an interview with CNBC last week.
  • “This is a little bit of an age-old issue between the CFTC and the SEC. We have a great relationship historically … Within this space, in my view, it makes sense for commodities to be regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and securities to be regulated by the SEC,” Behnam detailed.