CFTC Chair Says Blockchain Technology is in the National Interest

The Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), J. Christopher Giancarlo, told government technology executives at an event that blockchain technology is in our national interest; Coindesk reports that the chairman said, “Distributed ledger and blockchain technologies … are going to challenge orthodoxies that are foundational to our financial infrastructure.”; he also discussed agencies moving beyond just talk of implementation but to actually try to use the tech within their agency’s. Source.

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