CFTC files lawsuit against decentralized autonomous organization

CFTC files lawsuit against decentralized autonomous organization

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CFTC files lawsuit against decentralized autonomous organization

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Published on September 22, 2022 22:49 GMT+00:00edited on September 23, 2022 17:31 GMT+00:00

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In a first, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has sued a decentralized autonomous organization, including the holders of governance tokens. 

The CFTC unveiled late Thursday a $250,000 penalty and settlement with bZeroX, LLC and its founders, Kyle Kistner and Tom Bean. The two oversaw the development of the bZx protocol, a protocol for decentralized lending and other activities. The bZx protocol drew headlines in 2020 after suffering code exploits, resulting in the loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars with of crypto. 

But the CFTC's action today including the filing of a lawsuit against Ooki DAO, which in 2021 was used to govern the protocol as part of a decentralization effort, could have the broader impact. 

The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern …