EVENT: Advisory Committee Meetings Oct 9, 2014


CFTC’s Global Markets Advisory Committee to Meet October 9, 2014

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that the Global Markets Advisory Committee (GMAC) will hold a public meeting on October 9, 2014 at CFTC’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.

CFTC Commissioner Mark P. Wetjen is the sponsor of this Advisory Committee.

The meeting will focus on issues related to clearing Non-Deliverable Forwards (NDFs) and the digital currency bitcoin. The meeting will consist of two panels. The first panel will discuss whether a clearing mandate is appropriate for NDFs, with a particular focus on how such a mandate would impact foreign exchange contracts. The second panel will discuss CFTC’s jurisdiction with respect to derivatives contracts that reference the digital currency bitcoin.

The meeting is open to the public with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Members of the public may also listen to the meeting via conference call using a domestic toll-free telephone or international toll or toll-free number to connect to a live, listen-only audio feed. A video recording of the meeting will be made available on the www.cftc.gov approximately 48-hours after the meeting.


Global Markets Advisory Committee Meeting


CFTC Headquarters lobby-level Hearing Room
1155 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20581


Thursday, October 9, 2014


1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Viewing/Listening Instructions: Watch the live webcast at www.cftc.gov. To listen to the live audio feed, call the toll or toll-free numbers listed under Related Links. Call-in participants should be prepared to provide their first name, last name and affiliation. Conference call information below:

Domestic Toll Free:


International Toll Numbers:

International Numbers

Conference Passcode:


View Archived Webcast

CFTC Press Release 7010-14

CFTC Press Release 7030-14

79 FR 57891


Statement by Commissioner

Opening Statement by Chairman Timothy Massad
Opening Statement by Commissioner Mark Wetjen

Additional Documents

Global Markets Advisory Committee Presentation by Jerry Brito
Regulating Bitcoin and Block Chain Derivatives by Houman Shadab

Last Updated: April 1, 2015