The CFTC has been investigating Bitcoin for five years now. They first started investigating it in 2014 when they were trying to figure out if it was a commodity or not.
After a lot of deliberation, they finally decided that it was a commodity in 2015. This means that Bitcoin is now regulated by the CFTC.
The CFTC’s main concern with Bitcoin is that it could be used to finance illegal activities or to launder money. That’s why they’ve been working closely with the Department of Justice and the SEC to investigate any potential cases of fraud or money laundering.
So far, there have been a few cases where people have been arrested for using Bitcoin to buy drugs or other illegal items, but no major cases of money laundering have been uncovered.
Overall, the CFTC seems to be taking a hands-off approach to Bitcoin regulation right now. They’re not planning on introducing any new regulations specifically for Bitcoin.
However, they are keeping a close eye on the market and will take action if they see any illegal activity taking place.