By CCN: Bitcoin fans are wistful after learning that the pro-crypto CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) chairman Christopher Giancarlo is stepping down on July 15. The U.S. Senate confirmed Giancarlo’s successor, Heath Tarbert, by a vote of 84 to 9. Giancarlo Backs Heath Tarbert Giancarlo was affectionately nicknamed “Crypto Dad” for his pro-bitcoin rhetoric. In a June 5 statement, Giancarlo expressed his “enthusiastic congratulations” to Tarbert, whom he called “highly qualified.” Tarbert’s position on cryptocurrencies is unknown. However, Giancarlo says Tarbert shares his vision of helping the CFTC transition into “a 21st Century regulator for today’s digital markets.” Tarbert, a
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