The SEC Will Take Crypto Questions During A Town Hall At The 2018 Investor Conference In Atlanta
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is holding its annual Investor Conference on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Georgia State University. This year, the regulatory organization has scheduled a town hall where the public can ask questions about cryptocurrencies, ICOs, and other topics.
The town hall event recently appeared on Meetup. You can request to join the event through Meetup.com here.
Along with the town hall, the event will feature a “breakout session” on bitcoin and ICOs. The session is scheduled alongside discussions of more traditional investments, including ETFs and stocks.
“There will be a town hall event followed by break-out events wherein attendants can meet with members of the SEC for a more informal discussion on issues regarding regulation in the world of fintech, mutual funds, fraud prevention, and cryptocurrency,” explains the event description.
The town hall will take place within Georgia State University’s College of Law. The community is expected to ask questions related to cryptocurrencies, ICOs, and other trendy topics. Attendees will be encouraged to ask the SEC about future impending regulations, including how different cryptocurrencies could be classified.
“The confusion over how to classify crypto-tokens and on the processes involved in ICO investment, in general, are the reason discussions like the one being held in June are necessary, and the SEC Bitcoin and ICO session may help to clarify the government’s stance on some of the pressing legal issues being widely discussed in the cryptocurrency community,” explains the event description.
“So please if you have an opinion, now is the perfect opportunity to express it to those that have the power do something.”
The SEC’s Investor Conference is an annual event where the organization seeks to educate investors on various aspects of the marketplace. This year’s topics include:
- Choosing a Financial Professional
- Investing in Mutual Funds and ETFs
- Finding Information About the Companies You Invest In
- How FinTech is Changing your Options
- Protecting your Information in the Digital Age
Later in the conference, the SEC has actually scheduled a session specifically related to bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and ICOs. Alongside topics like “Stopping Fraud” and “Making ETFs Work for You”, the SEC has scheduled a talk called “Bitcoin & ICOs.”
It’s only a matter of time until the SEC releases comprehensive regulatory information for the cryptocurrency industry and ICOs. Thanks to this town hall in Atlanta, investors may be able to sneak an early peek into how the SEC will regulate our favorite cryptocurrencies.
The Meetup event is a public group hosted by the African American & Minority Cryptocurrency Association, although it doesn’t appear that you need to register on Meetup in order to attend the event.
The town hall is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at the Georgia State University College of Law.