The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s LabCFTC has issued a primer on cryptocurrencies and distributed ledger technology. The primer is the first in a series that is intended to provide the public with educational information on financial technology innovation.

In the primer, LabCFTC highlights various risks inherent in cryptocurrencies, including operational risks, cybersecurity risks, speculative risks and fraud and manipulation risks.

LabCFTC’s primer is available here.