Digital Assets

FIA supports innovation in digital assets and smart regulation that allows products to prosper or fail on their merits. Our organization and our members make room for innovation and growth while still protecting customers and markets.

FIA submits comments to CTFC on request regarding FTX proposal on non-intermediated DCO model

FIA has a long history of supporting innovation in the derivatives industry and believes the FTX Proposal has prompted a healthy dialogue within the industry. However, there remain significant open questions and a lack of critical public information on the model set forth in the FTX Proposal that makes it difficult to analyze potential negative impacts on the customer protections and the clearing process at the heart of our futures markets.

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