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CTFC cracks down on DeFi protocols Opyn, ZeroEx and Deridex


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The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is taking regulatory action against three decentralized finance protocols for allegedly failing to register various derivatives trading offerings.

The U.S. commodities regulator announced that it issued orders against protocol Opyn, ZeroEx and Deridex in a Sept. 8 statement.

Deridex and Opyn were charged for failing to register as a swap execution facility or designated contract market and failing to register as a futures commission merchant. The two protocols also failed to comply with customer provisions set out in the Bank Secrecy Act, the CFTC said.

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All three firms were also charged with illegally offering leveraged and margined retail commodity transactions in digital assets.

The CFTC’s orders oblige Opyn, ZeroEx, and Deridex to pay penalties of $250,000, $200,000, and $100,000, respectively, and to cease and desist from violating the Commodity Exchange Act and the CFTC’s regulations.

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This is a developing story, and further information will be added as it becomes available.