CFTC to Create Crypto Regulation Workgroup

Commodity Futures Trading Commission of the USA is urging players in the cryptocurrency sector to boost their self-policing
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High-level representatives of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission of the USA (CFTC) urged the crypto community to unite efforts to regulate the rapidly developing digital currency industry. This is reported by Reuters.

According to the representative of CFTC Brian Quintens, while the government develops optimal control methods, it is necessary to create standards for self-regulation and introduce advanced industry practices for the nascent industry.

The CFTC will hold a meeting in Washington of a new working group on new technologies, which will include experts from the public and private sectors. The meeting will discuss topics related to blockchain, cryptocurrencies, algorithmic trading and other issues related to new technologies.

The role of the advisory committee is to advise us. We can have a very candid and open discussion, and let the experts tell us what they think.

Brian Quintenz

Republican commissioner with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission,

Earlier CFTC Chairman Christopher Giancarlo noted the great potential of the blockchain for the development of the economy, and also spoke about the need for a balanced regulation of the crypto industry.

UCLA Blockchain Crypto Conference to be Held in LA

The UCLA Conference will be held on February 17-18 of 2018, gathering together the most experienced and exciting thinkers
17 February 2018   226

UCLA's Blockchain Lab and Far from LA are holding the Blockchain Cryptocurrency Conference, gathering together the most experienced and exciting thinkers across SoCal, in order to foster both economic and educational progress. The conference will concern cybersecurity, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain.

The UCLA Conference will be held on February 17-18 of 2018.

Location: The University of California, Humanities Building, 415 Portola Plaza, UCLA 90095, Los Angeles

The headline speakers will include Kathleen Breitman, the co-founder of Tezos; Sandra Ro from UWIN Lab; David Moss from EOS; Jeremy Rubin, the Bitcoin core developer, and many more.

The agenda of the conference is as follows: the future of blockchain keynote, bringing humanity to the blockchain, cybersecurity, autonomous vehicles, blockchain's influence on the development of art and culture, blockchain in the music industry, government adoption of blockchain around the world, and more.