October 10, 2019 CFTC Chairman Heath Tarbert states that ETH is a commodity, anticipates US futures trading.

The CFTC first stated that it views BTC as a commodity in 2015, but this is its first statement on ETH. The agency says that it continues to work with the SEC to establish regulatory guidelines surrounding cryptoassets. Recognition as a commodity creates potential for regulated futures trading in the US, as BTC currently has, which would be regulated by the CFTC.