As part of its LabCFTC initiative, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued a Request for Input (RFI) to deepen the CFTC’s understanding of the technology, mechanics, and markets for Ether and its use on the Ethereum Network. In particular, the RFI seeks to understand similarities and distinctions between Ether and Bitcoin (as well as other virtual currencies), and Ether-specific opportunities, challenges and risks.

Comments on the RFI may be submitted up to 60 days after its publication in the Federal Register.

A copy of the RFI is available here, and the associated CFTC press release is available here.