Companies and individuals are increasingly considering initial coin offerings (ICOs) as a way to raise capital or participate in investment opportunities. While these digital assets and the technology behind them may present a new and efficient means for carrying out financial transactions, they also bring increased risk of fraud and manipulation because the markets for these assets are less regulated than traditional capital markets.
SEC FinHub staff will host a public forum focusing on distributed ledger technology (DLT) and digital assets on May 31, 2019. The forum will be open to the public and webcast live via the SEC’s website. More information on the agenda and participants will be published in the coming weeks.