Increased regulatory scrutiny, Google banning cryptocurrency-related ads, and continued bitcoin selling by the trustee of Mt.Gox, was behind the fall in cryptocurrency prices.
CFTC Commissioner Brian Quintenz says adding some regulation to the crypto market is a good thing.
Gold was near one-week high as Italian elections and fears over inflation hikes and a looming trade war tamped the dollar.
The VIX, often called the market's fear index, has been "suspect for at least seven years," says Bart Chilton, former CFTC commissioner.
Gold prices rose on Monday as the dollar slipped, but gains are expected to be capped ahead of inflation data from the U.S. this week.
There are concerns that some VIX products could be banned or greatly curtailed by regulators.
Gold edged up on Monday, clawing back some lost ground, as a softer tone to the dollar took some pressure off the metal.
Regulators have targeted high-speed trading as an area where manipulative trading occurs.
Some users have made tens of thousands of dollars betting on politics at website PredictIt.
The CFTC has charged Patrick McDonnell and his company CabbageTech for engaging in a fraudulent virtual currency scheme.
The U.S. Senate will hold a hearing with regulators to discuss the risks posed by cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin.
The dollar clawed back some ground against the buoyant euro and traders bet on further U.S. rate hikes this year.
The Cboe and CME "know what they're doing" in the futures markets, said Bart Chilton, who has called for the regulation of bitcoin.
"What's the difference between bitcoin and trying to figure out the Super Bowl? I mean it's gambling," CNBC's Jim Cramer says.
Federal oversight of bitcoin futures aims to preserve the integrity of the contracts, a CFTC official says.
Cboe Global Markets announces it is launching bitcoin futures trading on Sunday.
CME announced Friday its new bitcoin futures contract will be available for trading on Dec. 18.
The CFTC is on a drive to move into a more technology-centered market environment, its chairman said.
Former financial regulator Bart Chilton says if bitcoin’s wild swings happened on his watch, he would’ve launched an investigation.
Tax reform is possible. But first, President Trump needs to get out of the way, says former US Trading Commissioner Bart Chilton.