CFTC Chairman: Ethereum futures "may" be launched in 2020

At Washington Financial Technology Week, Heath Tarbert, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), believes that the encryption world will see Ethereum futures contracts sometime in 2020. Tarbert said he "absolutely" believes that Ethereum futures can be traded in the next six to 12 months. As the chairman of the CFTC, I think Ethereum is a commodity. Tarbert admits that the status of many tokens "is ambiguous in the market," but he said that in the end "similar digital assets should be treated similarly."