Shorting Crypto Assets and Insider Trading

9 Pages Posted: 11 Nov 2020 Last revised: 17 Apr 2021

Date Written: October 26, 2020


This Essay, prepared for a discussion group on insider trading and crypto assets, uses the introduction of futures trading in Bitcoin as a case study in how making it easier for investors to sell financial assets short can enhance market liquidity and reduce insider trading.

Suggested Citation

Guttentag, Michael D., Shorting Crypto Assets and Insider Trading (October 26, 2020). Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2020-26, 105 Iowa Law Review Online 59 (2021), Available at SSRN:

Michael D. Guttentag (Contact Author)

Loyola Marymount University ( email )

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Los Angeles, CA 90045
United States

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