U.S. CFTC Panel on Digital Currency Introduction - Bitcoin
What: Panel on Digital Currency Introduction - Bitcoin
Hosted By: U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
Global Markets Advisory Committee (GMAC)
Commissioner Mark Wetjen, GMAC Sponsor; Ted Serafini, GMAC Designated Federal Official
When/Where: Thursday October 9, 2014, 3:45-4:45pm, U.S. CFTC Public Hearing Room 1155 M St. NW Washington, D.C.
--David Van Wagner, Chief Counsel, Division of Market Oversight (CFTC)
--Thomas Leahy, Associate Director, Division of Market Oversight (CFTC)
--Jerry Brito, Executive Director, Coin Center
--Houman Shadab, Professor of Law, New York Law School
--Tim Byun, Chief Compliance Officer, BitPay
--Leonard Nuara, President and Co-Founder, TeraExchange
Overview: David Van Wagner and Thomas Leahy will discuss the CFTC's process for self-certifying bitcoin derivatives contracts. Jerry Brito will provide a brief primer on bitcoin, and the legal and policy issues surrounding digital currency. Houman Shadab will discuss the key regulatory challenges to the development of bitcoin-based derivatives contracts. Tim Byun from BitPay will discuss the adoption of bitcoin and potential uses of bitcoin derivatives. Leonard Nuara will discuss the launch of TeraExchange's bitcoin derivative contract.
Key Issues:
--What is bitcoin?
--Is there a need/demand for bitcoin derivatives, and if so why?
--What are the key regulatory challenges to overseeing trading and clearing of bitcoin derivatives, and can they be overcome?
--What are the international considerations in meeting those challenges?
--What are the potential applications of the bitcoin protocol to the derivatives markets?
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