CFTC Fintech Chief Set For August Private Sector Jump

By Darcy Reddan (August 2, 2019, 7:24 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's chief innovation officer, who has led several fintech and cryptocurrency initiatives, will be leaving in mid-August to return to the private sector, the agency said on Friday.

Daniel Gorfine served as the agency's first chief innovation officer and director of the fintech-focused LabCFTC since 2017, where he helped formulate market-enhancing innovation, draft policy, including fintech regulations, and ensure that the CFTC stayed in lock-step with digital markets.

"We are sad to be losing Dan. He is a thought leader in the federal government on financial technology issues," CFTC Chairman Heath P. Tarbert said in a...

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