Waters Wavelength Podcast Episode 109: An Overview of the CFTC Technology Advisory Committee’s Meeting

Anthony and James talk about how regulators in the US are falling behind other nations' regulators, the lack of talk about Reg AT, and an SRO for cryptocurrencies.

Anthony Malakian, US editor of Waters, and James Rundle, news editor of Waters, record a weekly podcast touching on the biggest stories in financial technology.

On Wednesday, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) had a meeting of its Technology Advisory Committee (TAC). Anthony and James look at three keys themes that arose during the day-long discussion.

To hear the full interview, listen in the player above, or you can download it.

1:00 A quick reminder to enter the Sell-Side Technology Awards.
2:00 Anthony provides some metrics around previous TAC meetings, which have once again become rare occurrences. 
5:00 US regulators are falling behind other countries in the fintech space, according to some.
11:00 The TAC gave little insight as to Regulation Automated Trading’s fate. 
17:00 One commissioner says that the cryptocurrency industry should form a self-regulatory organization. James examines whether that’s a good idea or not (hint: not). 
22:00 Sometimes Anthony and James like to use the podcast to get some things off their chests. In this case, they talk about gun control in America. Feel free to skip their meandering conversation. 

Contact Info

As is the case with everything we do, we'd love to get some feedback from our listeners. Feel free to reach out to Anthony or James via Twitter or email.

Anthony: @a_malakian[email protected]

James: @JimRundle; [email protected]

Past 10 episodes:

Episode 99: Fintech and Innovation, a Discussion

Episode 100: Bitcoin Futures...Again

Episode 101: The Top 10 Stories of 2017

Episode 102: The Best of Longform Journalism in 2017

Episode 103: Mifid II is Now Law; How to Apply for the Women in Data & Tech Awards

Episode 104: Regulators Struggle with AI; SS&C Snaps up DST Systems

Episode 105: Blackstone's Bill Murphy, Part 3

Episode 106: Blockchain on the Buy Side; the Importance of Coding

Episode 107: An Examination of the Thomson Reuters-Blackstone Deal

Episode 108: Dan Schleifer Talks About the Challenges of Creating a Fintech

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