The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority issued a report regarding the implications of distributed ledger technology for the securities industry and solicited comments on the potential use and implications regarding the use of DLT. Among other matters, FINRA seeks comments regarding the governance of DLT networks; network security; anti-money laundering; customer data privacy; and compliance with reporting requirements. FINRA will accept comments on its DLT report through March 31. Previously, the European Securities and Markets Authority also published a discussion paper on distributed ledger technology and sought comments. (Click here for background in the article “ESMA Seeks Comment on Distributed Ledger Technology” in the June 5, 2016 edition of Bridging the Week.)