Cryptocurrencies, Trading Scams Draw Increased Federal Enforcement

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Derivatives regulator CFTC posts rise in fines in fiscal 2018; SEC to release figures later this year

WASHINGTON—Enforcement actions and fines by the federal derivatives-market regulator ticked up in the last fiscal year, buoyed by cryptocurrency cases, spoofing schemes and settlements dating back to the financial crisis.

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission reported taking significantly more enforcement actions in fiscal 2018, which ended Sept. 30 and is the first full fiscal year under Trump-appointed leadership.