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Crypto and Carbon and Governance…Oh My! (Was There Ever Really a Kansas for Digital Assets and Environmental Commodities?)

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Reflections on CFTC Commissioner Johnson’s Speech at the Atlanta Economics Club

On November 13, 2023, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) Commissioner Kristin Johnson delivered a keynote address to the Atlanta Economics Club titled “Policing the (Token) Economy: Introducing Corporate Governance and Market Structure Reforms in Crypto and Environmental Commodities Markets.”

The speech is an excellent resource for any market participant looking for a survey of both the historical context and potential future regulatory and enforcement landscape of the markets for digital assets and environmental commodities.

To the casual observer of the derivatives markets (should such an observer exist), the two asset classes may seem to be unrelated. However, they share several common attributes.

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