On December 2, the SEC will hold an open meeting that will feature a crypto panel discussion.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is starting a conversation about cryptocurrency and blockchain technology for American investors.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, announced Wednesday the title of the upcoming crypto panel for its Dec. 2 Investor Advisory Meeting will be “Helping to Ensure Investor Protection and Market Integrity in the Face of New Technologies.” Previously, on Nov. 15, the Commission announced the meeting would be open to the public. Panelists and moderators will attend remotely.

The crypto panel discussion agenda will focus on the regulatory framework covering digital assets, market structure issues and defining risk in emerging technologies. Additional topics are expected to include blockchain technologies, crypto-based exchange-traded fundsETFs and stablecoins.

Half of the panelists are in blockchain specific roles:

  • Ali Emdad, professor and associate dean, Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management at Morgan State University, and founding director of the Center for the Study of Blockchain and Financial Technology
  • Tyrone Ross, CEO, Onramp Invest
  • Sydney Schaub, chief legal officer, general counsel and corporate secretary, Gemini
  • Kristin Smith, executive director, The Blockchain Association

The remainder of the panel is composed of luminary law professors and financial markets experts.

The crypto panel discussion is scheduled to take place from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. EST at the summit. The SEC’s website will host the opening remarks for the whole meeting, which will begin at 10:00 a.m. EST.

The SEC’s recent decision to deny Jan VanEck’s spot ETF proposal and the nature of the Commission’s engagement with crypto businesses are expected to be reviewed, although the particular questions to be debated by the panel are not yet known to the public.


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