US Regulators Debate Whether Bitcoin is Commodity or Security – CoinTelegraph

The Commodities Futures Trading Commission just released a primer on virtual currencies. This guide covers the basics of virtual currencies, the risks associated with them and CFTC’s role in regulating them. Daniel Gorfine, CFTC’s Chief Innovation Officer, said at the release of the primer. “As people worldwide try to understand and wrap their heads around …

Abu Dhabi's sovereign wealth fund will invest $400M in US tech startups – SiliconANGLE News (blog)

One of the United Arab Emirates’ largest sovereign wealth funds is establishing a base in California, with the intention of helping the Middle Eastern nation grow some of its oil profits into new technology-driven riches. That fund is the Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala Investment Co., and it has close ties to Japanese technology giant SoftBank Group Corp., …