SEC’s Finhub to Host Public Forum on Blockchain, Digital Assets in May

March 15, 2019
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The U.S. SEC has announced that the agency will host a fintech forum focusing on DLT and digital assets in May.

United States regulator the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced that it is hosting a public forum on distributed ledger technology (DLT) and digital assets this May. The news was revealed in an SEC press release today, March 15.

The commission’s Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology (Finhub) has organized the event — dubbed the Fintech Forum — which will take place on May 31, 2019. The press release reports that the forum will include industry experts as panelists and is “designed to foster greater communication and understanding around issues involving DLT and digital assets.”

According to the announcement, topics to be covered during the forum include initial coin offerings, cryptocurrency platforms, “DLT innovations, and how these technologies impact investors and the markets.”

The agency reports that the forum is the second in the Fintech Forum series, the first taking place in November 2016.

The event — which is open to the public — is set to take place at the SEC’s headquarters in Washington D.C., the announcement notes.  

As previously reported, Finhub was created in fall 2018 with the aim of facilitating the agency’s engagement in fintech-related fields, including DLT and digital assets.

This week, the SEC also announced that Finhub will host a series of local peer-to-peer meetups across the country with the aim of engaging more actively with the crypto and wider fintech community. The first scheduled meetup is set to take place in the San Francisco area on March 26, at the SEC’s regional office, before extending to other offices across the country.

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