• CoinFund CEO Chris Perkins has been appointed to the Global Markets Advisory Committee (GMAC) of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).
• This appointment makes CoinFund one of the first crypto-focused firms to be represented on the GMAC.
• Chris Perkins is a Georgetown University alumnus and Marine Corps veteran with a passion for building and innovating.
CoinFund, a crypto-native investment firm and registered investment advisor, recently announced that Chris Perkins, its President and Managing Partner, has been appointed as a representative on the Global Markets Advisory Committee (GMAC) of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). This appointment marks a milestone for the crypto-focused firm, as it is now one of the first such projects to join the GMAC, which includes prominent traditional Finance (TradFi) market participants such as J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs, BlackRock, and others.
Chris Perkins is a Georgetown University alumnus and Marine Corps veteran who is passionate about building, innovating, and working closely with entrepreneurs. In a statement on the announcement, Perkins expressed his enthusiasm for being part of the GMAC and the opportunity it presents to shape the future of the crypto industry. He noted that the industry needs transparent, predictable, and principles-based regulations that empower entrepreneurs to innovate onshore, protect investors, thoughtfully manage risk, and acknowledge the differences between centralized (CeFi) and decentralized finance (DeFi).
Perkins’ appointment to the CFTC’s GMAC is a testament to CoinFund’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of the crypto industry and building a responsible and transparent investment framework for the industry. By joining the GMAC, CoinFund not only gains valuable insight into the regulatory environment but also provides a platform for the firm to engage in meaningful dialogue with the CFTC to ensure that the industry is properly regulated.
CoinFund is committed to ensuring that the crypto industry continues to innovate and evolve in a responsible and ethical manner. With the appointment of Perkins to the CFTC’s GMAC, CoinFund is now better positioned to ensure that the industry is represented in the regulatory decision-making process and that appropriate regulations are in place to protect investors and promote innovation.