US SEC Fintech Forum to Discuss Ledger Tech and Digital Assets

The annual Fintech forum hosted by the United States’ Securities and Exchange Commission will happen on May 31, 2019, at SEC’s headquarters in Washington D.C.

News regarding the main agenda or discussion in the forum has been released by the  SEC itself, highlighting both digital assets and distributed ledger technology.


In the press release published by U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the forum will start 9:30 AM, with major panel discussions titled: Capital Formation Considerations, Trading and Markets Considerations, Investment Management Considerations and Distributed Ledger Technology Innovations.

Speakers of each panel discussions are experts in the field of finance and trading and markets. Attendees can also learn about industry trends and specific cases for the financial market.

Directors of different governmental bodies will be the panels for each discussion.

Last October 2018, SEC launched the FinHub, which is a public engagement on fintech-related issues and initiatives. All the information will be accessed by the public and will help people acquire knowledge within the agency. It also aims to get insights on the hot topics in financial tech that will be important for retail investors and businesses.

According to SEC Chairman Jay Clayton, “The FinHub provides a central point of focus for our efforts to monitor and engage on innovations in the securities markets that hold promise but which also require a flexible, prompt regulatory response to execute our mission.”

The said forum will also help the United States address and create new approaches in terms of capital formation, market structure, and financial services.

The Fintech Forum is open to the public on a first-come, first serve basis. There is no registration needed to attend the event.

For those who cannot attend the event, a live webcast will also be available on SEC’s website.