On September 24th, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) settled charges against TeraExchange LLC, a provisionally registered bitcoin swap execution facility (SEF). The charges stem from a non-deliverable forward (“NDF”) contract based on the relative value of the U.S. Dollar and Bitcoin (the Bitcoin swap) executed over that SEF.
Background: Forwards and NDFs
A forward contract is an agreement between one party (the “Buyer”) and another party (the “Seller”) whereby the Buyer agrees to purchase something in the future from the Seller for a price that is agreed to
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