CFTC's Giancarlo: Regulators Need to Help Distributed-Ledger Technology Grow

CFTC commissioner will look to make reforms to help foster fintech growth.

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CFTC commissioner J. Christopher Giancarlo

Fintech innovation was one of five elements Giancarlo discussed while giving an overview of an agenda he's called "Making Market Reform Work for America." "I have also called for the CFTC to be less focused on the past and more on the present and the future of derivative markets. I have called for regulators to encourage distributed-ledger technology and financial technology innovation," Giancarlo said. "I have said that the CFTC's regulatory framework must catch up to 21st century digital ma