The Autorité des marchés financiers of Quebec announced the creation of a fintech working group to analyze technological innovations in the financial sector. The goal of this working group will be to “analyze and make recommendations about the ability of the current regulatory framework to support changes in commercial practices, business models, and financial sector technologies while ensuring a solid balance between consumer protection and market efficiency.” AMF is yet another regulator that has begun studying technological innovations, mostly involving distributed ledger technology. A few weeks ago, the European Securities and Markets Authority published a discussion paper to solicit comments on DLT – a more generic term for what is sometimes referred to as the “Blockchain.” (Click here for details in the article, “ESMA Seeks Comment on Distributed Ledger Technology” in the June 5, 2016 edition of Bridging the Week.)