US SEC’s Finhub To Host Blockchain And Crypto-Focused Public Forum In May

Blockchain, Event, News | March 18, 2019 By:

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will be hosting a public forum that will focus on distributed ledger technology (DLT) and digital assets on May 31.

The forum, which will be organized by the SEC’s Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology (FinHub), will be held at the agency’s Washington D.C. headquarters and will be open to the public. The forum, the second such forum to be hosted by the agency, is designed to foster greater communication and understanding around issues involving DLT and digital assets.

The forum will reportedly include panelists from industry and academia that will explore such topics as initial coin offerings (ICO), digital asset platforms, DLT innovations, and how these technologies impact investors and the markets.

SEC’s FinHub was created in October 2018 to provide a portal for industry and the public to engage directly with SEC staff on innovative ideas and technological developments and publicize information regarding the SEC’s activities and initiatives involving FinTech. It also acts as a platform and clearinghouse for SEC staff to acquire and disseminate information and FinTech-related knowledge within the agency, and serve as a liaison to other domestic and international regulators regarding emerging technologies in financial, regulatory, and supervisory systems.

“As financial technologies, methods of capital formation, market structures, and investor interfaces continue to evolve, FinHub will play an important role in facilitating the SEC’s active engagement with innovators, developers, and entrepreneurs,” the SEC said.