The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), an independent federal government agency, announced to host a public forum on Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and digital assets in May this year. As per the report, the commission’s Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology (Finhub) has organized the event, named the Fintech Forum, which will take place on 31st May. It was also reported that the forum will involve industry experts as panelists and is aimed to fuel greater communication and understanding around DLT and digital assets issues.
During the forum, topics to be covered from Initial Coin Offerings (ICO), Cryptocurrency platforms, DLT innovations, and how these technologies impact investors and the markets, according to the reports. This time, the forum is the second in the Fintech Forum series, wherein the first took place back in November 2016. Open to the public, the 2019 FinTech Forum is scheduled to take place at the SEC’s headquarters in Washington D.C. As formed in the fall of 2018, it was reported that it intended to facilitate the agency’s engagement in FinTech-related fields, including DLT and digital assets.
In the series of the announcement, the SEC also announced that Finhub will host a series of local peer-to-peer meetups across the country aiming to engage more actively with the Crypto and wider FinTech community. In this context, the first meetup is scheduled to take place in the San Francisco area on 26th March, at the SEC’s regional office, before extending to other offices across the country.