The CFTC Releases Primer on Smart Contract Use in Financial Markets

December 12, 2018

Continuing its efforts to engage with FinTech innovators and market participants in the adoption of new technologies, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and its LabCFTC released a Primer on Smart Contracts on November 27.

The Commission focused its Primer on (1) detailing the technical aspects of smart contract technology; (2) examining potential benefits and risks connected to their widespread adoption; and (3) the CFTC’s role in regulating the adoption of the technology within those markets under its jurisdiction. 

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