Bart Chilton, a former top derivatives regulator who criticized high-frequency trading but was bullish on the rise of cryptocurrencies, has died at the age of 58.

Mr. Chilton served as a Democratic commissioner on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission from 2007-14, helping the commission draft new rules for swaps trading following the financial crisis. In recent years, he took on a variety of disparate projects: backing an oil-based cryptocurrency, hosting a show on the Russian state-funded foreign television network RT, and a stint at the law firm DLA Piper.

A family member told CNBC the cause of death was complications from pancreatic cancer.

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