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New: Crypto-asset Regulation in the Markets

Regulators, scholars, and market users gathered on Capitol Hill to discuss the current state of play in cryptocurrencies in the securities and futures markets. The post-roundtable report, The Dawn of Crypto Regulation, encapsulates the discussion conference that included a a fireside chat with CFTC Commissioner, Rostin Behnam.

Report: Regulating the Derivatives Markets

The New Rules Of The Road summarizes the discussions at a roundtable which focused on three major regulatory themes: the economic impact of regulations, how best to enforce rules, and the future of regulation and how technology will play a role.  The report also includes comments by CFTC Commissioner, Brian Quintenz.

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