The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is losing one of its top blockchain-friendly officials to the private sector. Daniel Gorfine, the agency's first chief innovation office and the director in charge of LabCFTC, is quitting the agency in two weeks to go back to the private sector. There is no word yet where he is going.
How the CFTC views crypto and distributed ledger technology will have significant impact on how they develop over the coming years. To get an idea of the CFTC’s approach, we met with Daniel Gorfine, the agency’s chief innovation officer and director of their “LabCFTC” which, as they describe it, is “designed to be the hub for the agency's engagement with the FinTech innovation community.” Gorfine often travels from city to city for LabCFTC’s “office hours,” where innovators can come and meet with the agency to ask questions. We decided to ask some questions ourselves.