Roundup of CFTC Resources
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced on September 20, 2018 that it would hold an open meeting on September 27, 2018 to discuss fintech cooperation agreements, among other topics not directly related to virtual currencies. The CFTC cancelled the open meeting on September 26, 2018, indicating that the agenda items were “resolved through the Commission’s seriatim process.” It is unclear how the matter on fintech cooperation arrangements was handled and whether there will be a subsequent meeting open to the public or related announcement.
The CFTC’s LabCFTC is co-hosting its first fintech conference, entitled “FinTech Forward 2018,” on October 3-4, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Speakers will include domestic and international financial regulators discussing a range of topics, from emerging technology, market and regulatory trends to the role of artificial intelligence. The conference is full but interested participants can sign up for the waitlist or watch the livestream on the CFTC’s homepage.
The CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) announced it will be holding a public meeting on October 5, 2018 that will be webcast live on the CFTC’s website. No definitive agenda has been released. The meeting’s primary topic appears to be RegTech, but the meeting will also involve presentations from select subcommittees of the TAC, which may include the Virtual Currencies subcommittee.
LabCFTC is going on the road with Office Hours in Austin, Texas on October 23-24, 2018, which will provide FinTech entrepreneurs, investors and others to discuss issues, ask questions or give a presentation to LabCFTC staff.
The above is a summary of one of the significant legal and regulatory actions that occurred over the past week. This alert is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all such developments, but rather a selection of publicly-reported news that may be of particular interest. These are the Fintech updates that ties to the post Blockchain in Review – Week of September 24-28, 2018 from our sister blog, VirtualCurrencyReport.