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CFTC Technology Advisory Committee Meeting Indicates Ongoing Support for Fintech Innovation: “Our markets should always be striving to improve”

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) held the 4th meeting of the Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) this past week, sponsored by CFTC Commissioner Brian Quintez. Several of the topics included hot areas of Fintech such as the utilization of distributed ledger technology (DLT/ Blockchain) in… Read More

Fintech Lead Dan Gorfine to Exit the CFTC

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has announced that Daniel Gorfine, the agency’s first Chief Innovation Officer and Director of LabCFTC, will depart in mid-August. Gorfine also served as the Designated Federal Officer of the CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee. The announcement comes following the exit… Read More

CFTC Commissioner: Programmers Could Be Prosecuted for Writing Predictive Smart Contracts

Developers that write predictive smart contracts could be subject to various types of enforcement action and liability, CFTC Commissioner Brian Quintenz told an audience in Dubai yesterday. Quintenz, whose agency regulates derivatives markets in the US, singled out both securities-preformance predictive software (“It could look… Read More

CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee Meets on October 5th

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has scheduled a meeting of its Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) to take place on October 5th at the CFTC HQ in Washington, DC. The meeting begins at 10AM and continues to approximately 3:30PM ET. According to the CFTC, the… Read More

The Virtual Commodity Association May Help Virtual Currencies Gain Credence but What About Other Crypto Exchanges?

Last week, the Virtual Commodity Association (VCA) officially launched and quickly scheduled a meeting for September. The inaugural members included several well-known names in the virtual currency sector. Bittrex, Bitstamp, bitFlyer USA and Gemini Trust Company were announced as founding members. At the same time, Maria… Read More

Virtual Commodity Association Launched, CFTC Commissioner Quintenz Lauds Formation of Aspiring SRO

Virtual Commodity Association Schedules Inaugural Meeting for September A group of industry participants have joined together to create the Virtual Commodity Association (VCA) with the goal of evolving into a self regulatory organization (SRO). The creation of the VCA was revealed earlier this year but… Read More

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