CFTC Tech Advisors to Talk Crypto, Blockchain This Week

Blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies will be front and center at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Technology Advisory Committee meeting Wednesday, according to a newly published agenda.

The meeting’s agenda, released late Monday afternoon, outlines how the first two panels will focus on blockchain and its potential applications to derivatives markets, as well as the relevant regulations surrounding cryptocurrencies and futures markets, respectively.

The opening panel on blockchain will feature Jennifer Peve, Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC)’s executive director for business development and fintech strategy; Charley Cooper, managing director of distributed ledger startup R3; and Dan Busca, deputy director of the CFTC’s Division of Market Oversight (DMO).

The panel, the document shows, will focus on the tech’s “potential impact on capital markets infrastructure and regulatory reporting.” […]

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