SEC to Host Forum on Crypto and Blockchain, Is Bitcoin Clampdown Looming?

The United States’s Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that it will hold a public forum on blockchain and crypto assets. The event is the second of its kind and will take place at the SEC Headquarters in Washington DC on May 31.

The forum is being held in conjunction with the SEC’s Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology (FinHub). It was first announced in October, when FinHub was initially launched.

Will the SEC Continue its Cautious Approach Towards Bitcoin and Crypto?

Thus far in terms of digital currency regulation, the planet’s largest and most influential financial regulator, the US SEC, has been reserved in its approach towards the crypto space. With its cautious stance, the agency appears to be allowing the industry to evolve, rather than making any drastic regulatory moves that could hinder clear potential for innovation.

In accordance with this, the SEC will hold its second forum dedicated to crypto and blockchain tech:

SEC staff to hold #Fintech Forum to discuss distributed ledger technology and digital assets https://t.co/jRCgjmnBLy #secfintec

— SEC_News (@SEC_News) March 15, 2019

According to a press release from the financial regulatory body, the event being held at the end of May