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Commodity Futures Trading Commission.


Notice of meeting.


The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) announces that on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., the CFTC's Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) will hold a rescheduled public meeting at the CFTC's Washington, DC headquarters. The TAC meeting, previously scheduled for January 23, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., was canceled and is now being rescheduled with less than fifteen days' notice due to the lapse in appropriations that closed the Federal Government. At the rescheduled meeting, the TAC will: (1) Discuss the scope, plan, and approach for the Committee's efforts in 2018; (2) explore timely topics and issues involving financial technology in CFTC regulated markets, potentially including blockchain/DLT, data standardization and analytics, algorithmic trading, virtual currencies, cybersecurity, and RegTech; and (3) identify work streams and/or subcommittee groups that can help generate actionable recommendations to the Commission on select issues.


The meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Members of the public who wish to submit written statements in connection with the meeting should submit them by Wednesday, February 21, 2018.


The meeting will take place in the Conference Center at the CFTC's headquarters, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20581. Written statements should be submitted by mail to: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW, Start Printed Page 4644Washington, DC 20581, attention: Office of the Secretary, or by electronic mail to: Please use the title “Technology Advisory Committee” in any written statement you submit. Any statements submitted in connection with the committee meeting will be made available to the public, including publication on the CFTC website,

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Daniel Gorfine, TAC Designated Federal Officer, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20581, (202) 418-5625.

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The meeting will be open to the public with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Members of the public may also listen to the meeting by telephone by calling a domestic toll-free telephone or international toll or toll-free number to connect to a live, listen-only audio feed. Call-in participants should be prepared to provide their first name, last name, and affiliation.

Domestic Toll Free: 1-866-844-9416.

International Toll and Toll Free: Will be posted on the CFTC's website,, on the page for the meeting, under Related Links.

Pass Code/Pin Code: 3599656.

The meeting agenda may change to accommodate other TAC priorities. For agenda updates, please visit the TAC committee site at:​About/​CFTCCommittees/​TechnologyAdvisory/​tac_​meetings.

After the meeting, a transcript of the meeting will be published through a link on the CFTC's website, All written submissions provided to the CFTC in any form will also be published on the CFTC's website. Persons requiring special accommodations to attend the meeting because of a disability should notify the contact person above.

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Authority: 5 U.S.C. app. 2 § 10(a)(2).

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Dated: January 29, 2018.

Christopher J. Kirkpatrick,

Secretary of the Commission.

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[FR Doc. 2018-02026 Filed 1-31-18; 8:45 am]