The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has allowed its employees to invest in cryptocurrencies, according to a Bloomberg report. The CFTC’s general counsel, Daniel Davis, gave the go-ahead in a memo earlier in February, allegedly in response to many inquiries from employees about whether they could invest and trade cryptocurrencies. According to Bloomberg, members of the agency are still prohibited from crypto futures or margin trading, and also from using inside information collected through their jobs.
Over the past 24 hours, the global cryptocurrency market has managed to maintain stable at the $450 billion mark. Regarding the top 10 coins by 24-hour volume, Tronix ($0.044) showed the biggest gain of 6.99%, while Huobi Token ($2.27) has posted the biggest loss of 3.41%. Bitcoin Cash ($1,286) showed a significant gain of 5.44%, with a total 24-hour volume of $274M. Both Ripple ($0.9) and Digix DAO ($553) recorded losses of around 0.3%, while NEO ($130) posted a loss of 2.34%.
At the time of writing, the Bitcoin price is sitting at $10,693 representing a gain of 1% in the last 24 hours. More than $850M worth of BTC were exchanged in the BTC/USD market representing a 20.4% share of global daily volume. The BTC/JPY pair represents the biggest pair with a 54% share.
The Ethereum price posted a gain of 0.64% over the past 24 hours and is currently sitting at $869, with over $170M worth of Ether exchanged in the past 24 hours on the ETH/USD pair which has a 22.5% market share of the global daily trading volume. The largest Ethereum pair was ETH/BTC with a 46.7% share.
The Litecoin price has dropped 0.72% over the past 24 hours and is currently sitting at $208, with over $110M worth of LTC exchanged in the past 24 hours on the LTC/USD pair which has a 26.4% market share of the global daily trading volume. The largest Litecon pair was LTC/BTC with a 36.4% share.
The Ethereum Classic price has dropped 2.42% over the past 24 hours and is currently sitting at $33, with more than $37M worth of ETC exchanged in the past 24 hours on the ETC/USD pair which has a 10.8% market share of the global daily trading volume. The largest Ethereum Classic pair is ETC/BTC with a 43.5% share.