Former CFTC Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo Discusses Technology, LabCFTC, Project KISS and the CFTC’s Enforcement Manual (Part Two of Two)

J. Christopher Giancarlo served at the CFTC for five years, first as a Commissioner and later as CFTC Chair. Since the end of his term in July 2019, Giancarlo has announced several initiatives and projects that he plans to pursue as senior counsel in the New York office of Willkie Farr & Gallagher. The Hedge Fund Law Report recently spoke to Giancarlo in connection with his new position. This second article in our two-part series covers Giancarlo’s views on technology, including cryptocurrency and blockchain; the launches of LabCFTC and Project KISS; and the release of the CFTC’s enforcement manual. In the first article, Giancarlo discussed his post‑CFTC plans; his accomplishments at the CFTC; the relationship between the CFTC and the SEC; harmonization with the SEC and foreign regulators; and the CFTC’s approach to rulemaking. For more from Giancarlo, see “Women in Derivatives Event Features Address by CFTC Chair Giancarlo and Panel Discussion on the Intersection of Technology and Regulation” (Jul. 12, 2018).

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