The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) wants to expand its knowledge about Ethereum, including its network, technologies and market segments that appeared afterwards.
According to the news reports, the authority filed an information inquiry saying that it is striving to get some feedback from the public regarding this technology.
"The Commodity Futures Trading Commission in furtherance of the LabCFTC initiative is seeking public comment and feedback on this Request for Input (“RFI”) in order to better inform the Commission’s understanding of the technology, mechanics, and markets for virtual currencies beyond Bitcoin, namely here Ether and its use on the Ethereum Network," as the released document reads.
As the authority stated, these comments are believed to help it to get a deeper insight into the Ethereum and thus realize the ways of more effective regulation of all related markets.
The authority noted:
"The RFI seeks to understand similarities and distinctions between certain virtual currencies, including here Ether and Bitcoin, as well as Ether-specific opportunities, challenges, and risks."
There are 25 issues that should be clarified that have been classified by the corresponding categories (about network, technologies, market, supervision, network management, etc.).
According to the press release, the comments are accepted within 60 days from the date of the inquiry publication in the Federal Register. All interested parties can provide their comments via e-mail, mail or in person.