CFTC Publishes Digital Assets Primer

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has published a Digital Assets Primer to provide information to the public about emerging concepts in digital assets. The document is said to be part of a series by LabCFTC, a relatively new division at the Commission that focuses on innovation in financial services.

Brian Trackman, LabCFTC Senior Counsel and lead author of the primer, said the document builds upon a publication released in 2017 that focused on virtual currencies. This document incorporates crypto as well as smart contracts and other “digitized representations of value or ownership.”

LabCFTC Director and Chief Innovation Officer Melissa Netram, commented:

“The Digital Asset Primer is the latest educational tool from LabCFTC. Issuing primers is core to LabCFTC’s mission to inform policymakers and industry stakeholders on new technologies and innovations. This primer acknowledges the ongoing development in this space and highlights the need for regulatory coordination in this evolving market.”

If you are interested, you may download the primer here.

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