On December 17, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s innovation office, LabCFTC, released a Digital Assets Primer, which provides the public with updated information about emerging concepts in digital assets. The Digital Assets Primer is intended to build on LabCFTC’s 2017 Primer on Virtual Currencies, which focused on virtual currencies, such as bitcoin. Topics covered by the Digital Assets Primer include: (1) smart contracts; (2) digitized representations of value or ownership; (3) the governance of digital assets; and (4) the appropriate role of regulatory authorities, including the CFTC.

The Digital Assets Primer is available here.

The 2017 Primer on Virtual Currencies is available here.