CFTC pays whistleblowers $16M this year for mostly crypto tips

The United States commodities regulator has paid $16 million this year to whistleblowers who gave information leading to successful enforcement actions with a majority of the tips involving crypto.

In an Oct. 31 statement, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) commissioner Christy Goldsmith Romero said most of the tips received this year involved crypto which she claimed was “an area that continues to have pervasive fraud and other illegality.”

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