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SEC and CFTC share common objectives of gaining knowledge about the digital assets

Chayanika Deka

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SEC and CFTC share common objectives of gaining knowledge about the digital assets
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Majority of individuals were drifting towards the digital assets with the bull run in the market. This made the major administrative bodies to get more educated and well-informed about the digital currency.

Moving on in this direction, two major administrators of two United States monetary controllers, the Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission [CFTC] affirmed before Congress today about their plans of getting acquainted with blockchain technology as well as the Bitcoin [BTC].

This will help the regulatory bodies to strengthen their control over any kind of illegal activities. The hearings before the Senate Committee served to illuminate the Senate on the organizations’ budgetary needs while illustrating different objectives related to gaining knowledge about digital assets. 

In their particular declarations, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton and CFTC Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo noticed the significance of their organizations getting to be proficient in computerized resources associated with the blockchain innovation. 

According to Clayton, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations at the SEC had named “computerized resources such as blockchain technology, including cryptographic forms of money, coins and tokens” as very risky forms of investments. 

Further, the SEC has mentioned the expansion of four new positions in the Division of Trading and Markets — which is in charge of the guideline of “major securities market participants” a positive step towards building their skills in regards to advanced resource markets. 

During the CFTC budget hearing, Giancarlo reviews that he has recently said,

The extraordinary pace of exponential technological change, the disintermediation of traditional actors and business models, and the need for technological literacy and big data capability” as areas that are currently challenging for regulators.” 

Giancarlo proceeded to state that CFTC is endeavoring to adjust to this condition and become a “quantitative controller.” 

In reference to CFTC, he added,

Be able to conduct independent market data analysis across different data sources, including decentralized blockchains and networks, without being reliant on self-regulatory organizations and market intermediaries.” 

The CFTC director proceeded to state that the commission’s spending proposition would enable it to “grow its center monetary mastery so as to lead a top-to-bottom diagnostic and experimental examinations” in territories it considers significant. SEC and CFTC don’t have similar guidelines, albeit the two organizations’ standards were lawfully substantial and enforceable. 

Prior this year, U.S. controllers reintroduced the Token Taxonomy Act, which looks to reject computerized resources from protections laws and give a uniform administrative system to the advantages. This new step will change the faith of cryptocurrency in the developed nations.