Financial Commission Appoints Steven Hatzakis as Head of Blockchain Expert Committee

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December 4,  2018, The Financial Commission today announces the appointment of Steven Hatzakis as the Head to its recently formed Blockchain Expert Committee (BEC) to boost self-regulatory efforts for digital currency exchanges and Blockchain firms that are Blockchain Association members.

Steven will help lead the BEC and guide fellow Committee members in their work with members of the Financial Commission’s Blockchain Association.

In announcing the appointment, Financial Commission Chairman Peter Tatarnikov commented: “Steven is a proven industry professional who is the best fit to help us lead our new Expert Committee and assist with developing self-regulatory standards for our Blockchain Association members. We are delighted to have him on board and look forward to a productive collaboration.”

About Steve Hatzakis

Steven Hatzakis is the Global Director of Research, Forex & Crypto for, a Reink Media Group brand. Steven is an active fin-tech and crypto industry researcher and advises blockchain companies at the board level. He has authored over 1,000 published articles about the online finance industry. Over the past 20 years, Steven has held numerous positions within the international forex markets and has spoken at industry events around the world. He is a registered Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) in the US and holds a series III license.

Blockchain Expert Committee

Financial Commission’s Blockchain Expert Committee (BEC) is comprised of digital asset industry experts as well as legal and compliance professionals who are committed to advancing self-regulatory efforts for the digital currency trading community and promoting greater transparency and disclosure by service providers. The BEC aims to discover solutions to common issues arising from the physical exchange, transference, and storage of digital currencies, including key generation and custody,  and the distinction between crypto securities and other crypto assets in various jurisdictions, as well as token listing requirements and standards.

Blockchain Association

The BEC is an integral part of the newly formed Blockchain Association which aims to unite cryptocurrency exchanges and financial firms that use public and private blockchain networks. The BEC is committed to upholding the highest standards of commercial honor and best business practices. Members of Financial Commission’s Blockchain Association benefit from access to consult with industry experts, legal and compliance professionals and fellow association members about regional regulations and compliance in key global markets where digital currencies and the use of blockchain technology continues to grow and is in high demand.

About Financial Commission

Founded in 2013, the Financial Commission is a leading independent member-driven external dispute resolution (EDR) organization for international online brokerages that participate in global foreign exchange (forex), derivatives, and CFD markets.

Financial Commission provides efficient compliance solutions to its members, alongside its External Dispute Resolution (EDR) mechanism that serves as an effective channel for processing complaints from clients of member firms.

To find out how the Commission is expanding efforts into self-regulation and transparency for the digital currencies and Blockchain markets, please visit the Blockchain Association page of our website.

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