CFTC Technology Advisory Committee Meets Today, Topics Include Cryptocurrency, Blockchain & More

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) will hold a meeting of the Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) today at the CFTC’s headquarters in Washington, DC. The meeting is open to the public but you have the option to dial in or live-stream the meeting on the CFTC web site. The meeting was previously scheduled for earlier this month but was moved to take place on Valentines Day. The proceedings kick off at 10AM.

Beyond discussing the TAC’s scope and portfolio of issues, the Committee will discuss issues involving Fintech in CFTC regulated markets, including Blockchain, virtual currencies (Cryptocurrencies) and related futures products, machine learning and artificial intelligence, automated trading, and cybersecurity.

The agenda, embedded below, includes a panel on entitledBlockchain and the Potential Application of Distributed Ledger Technology to the Derivatives Markets,” and a second presentation “Market and Regulatory Developments with Virtual Currencies and Related Futures Products.”

Regulatory discussions will be front and center with both of these panels.

Later in the day, discussions on AI, cybersecurity and automated trading will take place as well.

CFTC Chair J. Christopher Giancarlo has become a bit of a Bitcoin darling as he has been perceived as very supportive of the emerging world of digital currencies. This will definitely be a good hearing to view.

Conference call information:

Domestic Toll Free: 1-866-844-9416
International Toll Numbers: International Numbers
Conference Passcode: 3599656
CFTC TAC agenda 2.14.18
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