September 18, 2019 / 9:41 PM / a month ago

CFTC taps Coinbase lawyer for policy leadership role

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has appointed a top lawyer from Coinbase, a San Francisco-based cryptocurrency company, as director of the Division of Market Oversight.

Dorothy DeWitt, who will be responsible for the CFTC’s supervision of derivatives platforms, including the evaluation of new platform-traded products, will start her new role at the agency in the next few weeks, a CFTC spokesman said on Tuesday.

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