Crypto & Fintech Communities Reunite at US SEC’s Finhub

By Tracy Hannes | March 13, 2019
Crypto & Fintech Communities Reunite at US SEC’s Finhub

A series of local peer-to-peer (p2p) meetings, aiming at tightening the bond with US crypto and fintech communities, will be launching by The Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology (Finhub) at the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Founded in 2018, Finhub’s goal was to promote and support the SEC’s engagement in fintech-related fields, including, among others, distributed ledger technology (DLT) and digital assets.

Published on the agency’s website on March 6, the meetups are reportedly kick off in the San Francisco area on March 26, at the SEC’s regional office, before extending to other offices across the country.

Partaking in the meetups, attendees including innovators, developers, attorneys, and entrepreneurs can communicate with FinHub staff to discuss general issues, specific questions, or share about their work.

During the registration phase for meeting up with the SEC regulator, the public is requested to submit their general sphere of interest and purposes. The provided options are “advisory services related to digital assets,” “digital asset trading platforms,” digital marketplace financing” and “funds related to digital assets.”

Moreover, according to the press release, the public is offered a choice that includes “custody inquiry,” “determination of instrument as a “‘security’” and several registration inquiries for intermediaries, securities, funding portals or trading platforms, indicating the purposes of the requested meeting.

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