LabCFTC provides fintech innovators the opportunity to engage with the CFTC, learn about the CFTC’s regulatory framework, and obtain feedback on the implementation of innovative ideas for the market. Such feedback may include information that, particularly at an early stage, could help innovators/entities save time and money by helping them understand relevant regulations and the CFTC’s approach to oversight. If you are an innovator working on a technology initiative being implemented in a new activity, service, or entity that may be regulated or supervised by the CFTC, or are unsure about whether the initiative is subject to regulation by the CFTC, you may contact us at LabCFTC@cftc.gov.
LabCFTC also fosters and increases the CFTC’s familiarity with fintech and its understanding of new technology that may have application within the CFTC’s own operations through collaboration with fintech industry and CFTC market participants. This collaboration can benefit the many businesses and members of the public that rely on the derivatives markets that the CFTC oversees.