CFTC Scrutinizes Kalshi Exchange Contracts for Fairness and Compliance

• The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has launched a review of contracts offered by KalshiEX, a prediction market provider.
• The CFTC seeks to ensure the contracts’ fairness and compliance with regulatory requirements.
• The CFTC is asking for public input regarding these contracts in order to make an informed decision about their acceptability.

CFTC Scrutinizing Kalshi Contracts

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is reviewing contracts offered by KalshiEX, a prediction market provider that also supports crypto bets. The regulator says the move aims to ensure the contracts’ fairness and regulatory compliance.

Objective of CFTC Review

Kalshi submitted contracts to allow participants to speculate on which political party would achieve control over distinct sections of the U.S. Congress. Individuals can place bets when there is a question of whether a political party will have control over a particular group of Congress members or not. As described by Kalahi, these contracts are settled with monetary transactions rather than physical assets.

Public Input Requested

The CFTC has posed specific questions about the agreements and provides a 30-day window for individuals to share their thoughts and opinions regarding them. The agency intends to make an informed decision about the acceptability of the contracts by getting feedback from the public.

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