SEC to Discuss Blockchain at November Forum

The US Securities and Exchange Commission is set to discuss blockchain at an upcoming public forum.

Sep 27, 2016 at 9:33 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 11, 2021 at 12:31 p.m. UTC

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is set to hold a public forum in mid-November during which blockchain and other financial technologies will be discussed.

Up for debate is the existing regulatory environment and the impact of technologies like digital currencies. According to the agency, which in recent years has pursued investigations into uses of the tech, the hope is to foster discussion among regulators, business owners and other industry stakeholders.

The SEC said:

"The proliferation of FinTech innovation has the potential to transform virtually every aspect of our nation’s financial markets. The panels will discuss issues such as blockchain technology, automated investment advice or robo-advisors, online marketplace lending and crowdfunding, and how they may impact investors."

No information yet has been published regarding the specific agenda or attendees. The event will be held on 14th November at the SEC's headquarters in Washington, DC.

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