The Federal Trade Commission has announced the agenda for its upcoming FinTech forum examining peer-to-peer payments and crowdfunding. The forum, which is the second in an ongoing event series, will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 in Washington, DC.
Commissioner Terrell McSweeny will give opening remarks at the event, which will bring together industry representatives, consumer advocates, law enforcement agencies, and others with expertise regarding these growing fintech areas.
The half-day forum will feature two panel discussions. The first panel will explore peer-to-peer payment systems, the online services – often mobile apps – that allow consumers to exchange money electronically. The second panel will examine crowdfunding, the use of online platforms to fund a project or venture by raising money from a large number of people. Both panels will discuss the important trends in these industries, as well as their benefits and potential risks for consumers.
In addition to these panel discussions, the FTC’s Office of Technology Research and Investigation will give a presentation examining crowdfunding practices and the types of information available to consumers about crowdfunding campaigns.
Full details are available on the workshop’s webpage. The workshop will be webcast live on the FTC’s website. It will be held in the Constitution Center auditorium, located at 400 7th Street SW in Washington. The event is free and open to the public, and no pre-registration is needed.
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