J. Christopher Giancarlo

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J. Christopher Giancarlo
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Occupation Chairman
Employer CFTC
Location Washington, D.C.
Twitter @CFTC
Personal Twitter @giancarloCFTC
LinkedIn Profile
Website CFTC.gov

J. Christopher Giancarlo is chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The U.S. Senate confirmed him in that role on August 3, 2017. He had been acting chairman at the commission since January 20, 2017.[1]

Cryptocurrency and Blockchain

Giancarlo has maintained an even stance on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, especially in regards to regulation. In February 2018, he said in a talk to the Senate Banking Committee in Washington, D.C. that digital assets and blockchain technology that . He also said that, although bitcoin and other digital assets are considered commodities, the CFTC does not have jurisdiction on spot trading for digital assets. He emphasized the need for regulators to have perspective, and encouraged those at the CFTC, the SEC and other federal and state regulators and criminal authorities to work together to create "forward-thinking" regulations for digital asset trading and the implementation of blockchain technology.[2]

Crypto agnostic

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