The CFTC wants to hear what the public thinks about Ethereum (ETH) and the Ethereum Network. They also announced that they are looking for an in-depth analysis of the Ethereum blockchain in order to “better inform the Commission’s understanding of the technology.”
In a press release on December 11th, the CFTC is calling for a “Request for Information” (RFI) for feedback on Ethereum (ETH) and the Ethereum blockchain. The range of questions they are looking to gain feedback on are surrounding the underlying technology, opportunities, risks, mechanics, use cases, and markets. They also are very interested in understanding the similarities of Bitcoin has with Ethereum.
They have specifically listed 25 questions that are meant to help users frame their responses to the CFTC. They are listed on pages 7-10 in the CFTC’s RFI (too many to list here).
If you would like to join the conversation, please respond to the CFTC’s RFI. Your information could potentially help the CFTC determine the “evaluation of potential derivatives contracts, challenges, risks, FinTech trends, and related opportunities.”
“The Commission appreciates your time and effort responding to this RFI on Crypto-asset Mechanics and Markets. The information provided by stakeholders will help us refine our understanding of this area of innovation and better inform the work of the Commission, including the evaluation of potential derivatives contracts. More broadly, the input from this request will further aid the Commission in identifying FinTech trends and related opportunities, challenges, and risks. In that respect, we look forward to continuing to engage proactively with the innovator community and market participants in order to help facilitate market-enhancing innovation and ensure market integrity.” -RFI conclusion section (page 11)