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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 Publishes Smart Contract Primer

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has published a primer on “Smart Contracts” today. The document has been created by the CFTC’s innovation division – LabCFTC. LabCFTC Director Daniel Gorfine commented that smart contracts are being used to drive automation in markets and may… 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

Fintech Forward: US CFTC to Hold Conference at DC HQ in October

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has announced that registration is open for their forthcoming Fintech focused conference. Scheduled to take place at CFTC HQ in Washington, DC, on October 3-4, FinTech Forward 2018: Innovation, Regulation and Education, is an effort to bring together policy… Read More

CFTC’s Fintech Innovation Initiative LabCFTC is Crowdsourcing Science Prize Competition Act

LabCFTC, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Fintech initiative, is requesting public input to gather ideas and topics for innovation competitions to advance the agency’s Fintech goals. “We launched the LabCFTC initiative to stimulate and promote market-enhancing Fintech solutions,” said CFTC Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo…. Read More

US CFTC Furthers its Innovation Credibility by Signing Agreement with UK FCA to Boost Fintech Development

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have signed a formal agreement that commits the two regulatory agencies to work together to support Fintech. This is the first such agreement for the CFTC and just one of many… Read More

Commodity Futures Trading Commission Publishes Primer on Cryptocurrencies

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has published primer on cryptocurrencies. The document was produced by LabCFTC, the section of the CFTC launched to promote responsible Fintech innovation and fair competition. The publication comes at a time when digital currencies have become extremely popular, especially… Read More

Daniel Gorfine Appointed as Director of CFTC’s Fintech Sandbox LabCFTC

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Acting Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo has appointed Daniel Gorfine to serve as Director of LabCFTC and Chief Innovation Officer. Launched in May, LabCFTC is the CFTC’s sandbox type environment for Fintech innovation. Gorfine is well known in the Fintech and… Read More

Proposed OCC National Fintech Charter Comments & Feedback

Last December, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) – part of the Department of Treasury-  proposed a “National Bank Charter for Fintech Companies”. The exploration stirred up a hornet’s nest of public officials that were not too pleased the OCC would think… Read More

WATCH: Witnesses Critical Of SEC’s Proposed Crowdfunding Rules

As reported on Crowdfund Insider, there was a pretty incredible hearing yesterday in front of the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations. Attendees included Jason Best, DJ Paul, Prof. Mercer Bullard and Daniel Gorfine. In short, all four attendees expressed… Read More

Milken Institute, PayPal Host Seminar on Crowdfunding

The Milken Institute, Center for Financial Markets and PayPal have partnered in a gathering in San Jose, California about Crowdfunding. The event is taking place tomorrow (Thursday, December 12). Daniel Gorfine,  Director of Financial Market Policy and Legal Counsel at the Milken Institute will moderate… Read More

SEC Vote Coming: Proposed General Solicitation Rules May Bring Big Changes

Yesterday general solicitation became legal for issuers opting to make use of the newly-minted Rule 506(c) of Regulation D. The option was added to Form D yesterday, which is available on the SEC’s web site. Some news outlets reported that Form D had to be filed… Read More

Daniel Gorfine: Crowdfunding Is Missing The Crowd

Daniel Gorfine is the Director of Financial Markets Policy at the Milken Institute. He has long been a balanced, pragmatic voice in the crowdfunding conversation, which is why his recent piece in Washington Monthly should be cause for concern. It’s important to note that the… Read More

Today’s Crowdfunding Session from Milken Institute (Video)

Above is the video from today’s session at the Milken Institute entitled; Crowdfunding: Decentralizing, Disintermediating, Disrupting. Panelists included: Chris Brummer, Senior Fellow, Milken Institute; Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center Candace Klein, Founder and CEO, SoMoLend Benjamin Miller, Co-Founder, Fundrise Babak Nivi, Co-Founder and… Read More

Crowdfunding to Be Topic at Milken Global Conference

Commencing this week in Los Angeles is the annual Global Conference, sponsored by the Milken Institute.  The event covers a diverse list of global issues – including crowdfunding. The conference began in 1998 and has grown over the years from 700 attendees to this years expected… Read More

Crowdfunding: Decentralizing, Disintermediating, Disrupting

Over the past year, we here at the Milken Institute have explored and analyzed how the JOBS Act might open up new avenues for American companies – most notably job-creating startups and small businesses – to gain access to capital. At the same time, our work has… Read More

Daniel Gorfine from Milken Interviewed on Fox Business About Crowdfunding (Video)

  Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com   Daniel Gorfine, Director, Financial Markets Policy and Legal Council at the Milken Institute, was interviewed yesterday on Fox Business regarding the Jobs Act and crowdfunding.  If you have 6 minutes the interview is worth watching.  Gorfine and… Read More

Crowdfunding Needs Flexibility to Reach Full Potential

Recently a superlative document was published by the Milken Institute which reflected upon the current state of crowdfunding domestically within the United States but also drawing on parallels abroad.  This missive was authored  by Messrs.  Chris Brummer, a law professor at Georgetown University and Daniel Gorfine,… Read More

Crowdfunding and 506 Private Placements

I read an exceptional article back in November written by Daniel Gorfine and Ben Miller.  Daniel is Director of Special Projects & Legal Counsel for the esteemed Milken Institute and Ben is Co-Founder of Fundrise – a direct investment platform for local real estate and… Read More

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