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LedgerX, an institutional bitcoin trading and clearing platform, announced this week that Mark Wetjen, the ex-commissioner of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Comission (CFTC), will join its board. Nominated by President Barack Obama in 2011 and unanimously confirmed by the Senate as one of the five CFTC commissioners, Wetjen both helped to implement the first trading mandate for certain types of interest rate and credit default swaps and pushed the CFTC to undertake approximately 95 enforcement cases under the Dodd-Frank Act and Commodity Exchange Act. He also served as the acting chairman and sponsor of the CFTC’s Global Markets Advisory Committee, which advises the CFTC on issues relating to the “the integrity and competitiveness of U.S. markets and U.S. firms […]
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