CFTC Schedules Fintech Conference for October

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) will host Fintech Forward 2019: Exploring the Unwritten Future. This will be the CFTC’s second annual Fintech conference where regulators and the public may interact and engage in the hot topics of innovations in financial services.

Fintech Forward will take place during the annual DC Fintech Week. Fintech Forward is led by LabCFTC in collaboration with CFTC’s Office of Customer Education and Outreach. The conference will be held at the CFTC’s headquarters in Washington, DC. You may register here.

Earlier this week, the CFTC held a meeting of the Tech Advisory Committee with several topics of discussion tackling issues like stablecoins and distributed ledger technology being utilized in the financial services sector.

“Fintech holds tremendous promise for our economy. The CFTC is laser-focused on ensuring the United States is a leader in this space, particularly when it comes to digital assets and other 21st century commodities,” said CFTC Chairman Heath P. Tarbert. “I look forward to hosting innovators, regulators, and market participants from across the country and beyond for an insightful discussion.”

Fintech Forward 2019 will also feature a “Meet the Regulators” exhibit throughout the day, where attendees will have the opportunity to engage with regulators about their respective jurisdictions, innovation engagement initiatives, and other fintech topics.

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