Session 3: The Speeding Train of Cryptocurrency Investments, Supervision, and Securities Regulation

Date/Time: 
05/05/2018 - 10:30am to 05/05/2018 - 12:00pm
Room: 
Suite D

The panel will provide an overview of the language and mechanics of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, and then focus on the emerging distributed ledger technology and the growing market for initial coin offerings (ICOs) in the context of securities regulation. Panelists will discuss the Securities and Exchange Commission's responses to these developments, existing enforcement actions and regulatory guidance, as well as consider the supervisory/compliance roles of brokerage firms in this shifting regulatory landscape.