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U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission To Host Its First Fintech Conference


Registrations for the ‘FinTech Forward 2018: Innovation, Regulation and Education,’ which is being organised by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), have begun and the conference itself is set to be held between October 3rd and 4th at its Washington D.C. headquarters.

Innovators, regulators, market participants, thought leaders and the general public are being reached out to by the CFTC’s LabCFTC and the Office of Customer Education and Outreach (OCEO) to unite together and provide insight into a wide range of fintech developments that impact markets. These fintech developments include the likes of crypto assets, machine learning, cloud technologies, regtech among various other emerging financial technologies.

According to the Chairman of the CFTC J. Christopher Giancarlo, “the collaboration underscores the Commission’s multi-pronged approach to keeping pace with a rapidly changing market and ensuring market integrity. LabCFTC has actively and effectively executed on its mission of facilitating market-enhancing innovation and helping to inform policy over the past year, and the Office of Customer Education and Outreach continues to pursue opportunities to educate customers in our markets across all asset classes.”

The Chief Innovation Officer and Director of LabCFTC Daniel Gorfine also added his take on what the event is set out to achieve and said, “having passed the one-year mark since the launch of LabCFTC, we are excited to advance thoughtful discussion regarding the increasingly significant role that technology is playing in financial markets and how regulators can keep pace with modern approaches and frameworks. We have met with hundreds of innovators and market participants across the country on a range of areas of innovation, and believe it is important to share key trends, themes, and insights.”

The list of people speaking and presenting at the conference include CFTC Chairman Giancarlo, who will be delivering the welcome keynote, U.S representative Austin Scott (GA-9), U.S. representative Jared Polis (CO-2), and Patrick McHenry (NC-10).

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