Topic: Cryptocurrency

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FSB publishes IMF-FSB synthesis paper: Policies for crypto-assets

On 7 September 2023, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) published a joint synthesis paper on policies for crypto-assets. The report synthesises the IMF’s and FSB’s policy recommendations and standards. The report illustrates macroeconomic and financial stability implications of crypto-asset activities, how they may interact, and how the IMF and … Continue Reading

FSB announces finalisation of global regulatory framework for crypto-asset activities

On 17 July 2023, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) announced that it has finalised the global regulatory framework for crypto-asset activities by publishing two distinct sets of recommendations. Both sets of recommendations are addressed to financial regulatory, supervisory and oversight authorities. The recommendations are: The revised recommendations are:… Continue Reading

BIS report on the crypto ecosystem: key elements and risks

On 11 July 2023, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) published a report on the crypto ecosystem: key elements and risks. The report reviews the key elements of the crypto ecosystem and assesses its structural flaws. It also discusses the risks that it poses and the options for addressing them. It also identifies data gaps … Continue Reading

Keeping Up With the Competition Rules

On October 3, 2022, the US Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced that it charged Kim Kardashian for failing to disclose her interest in the promotion of a crypto asset on social media, resulting in a settlement of USD 1.26 million. In its brief decision, the SEC explained that Ms. Kardashian failed to disclose the approximately … Continue Reading

[New?] Sheriff in town: governments crack down on crypto’s “Wild West”

Regardless of your position on whether cryptocurrency is a legitimate method of payment, you can’t deny its permeation into mainstream society recently.  From donations to Ottawa “freedom” protests[1] to countries approving bitcoin as legal tender,[2] the use of cryptocurrency is emerging beyond the dark web. But with use comes misuse. In 2021, there were an … Continue Reading

Le shérif arrive en ville : les gouvernements s’attaquent au « Far West » de la cryptomonnaie

Que l’on croit ou non qu’elle constitue un mode de paiement légitime, on ne peut nier que la cryptomonnaie s’insinue récemment dans la société en général.  En effet, qu’elle serve à des dons pour les « manifestations pour la liberté » à Ottawa[1] ou encore que des pays approuvent le bitcoin en tant que monnaie légale[2], la … Continue Reading

Borders blur in the regulation of digital assets

Once a far-off concept, digital assets, including cryptocurrency, have grown dramatically, achieving over US$3 trillion in value last November with no signs of slowing. Extraterritorial application of foreign laws is an emerging concern as cryptocurrency regulations take shape in other countries, notably the United States. While cryptocurrency regulations have yet to develop in Canada, Canadian … Continue Reading

Les frontières s’estompent en matière de réglementation des actifs numériques

Autrefois un concept obscur, les actifs numériques, dont les cryptomonnaies, ont connu une croissance spectaculaire, réalisant une valeur de plus de 3 T$ US en novembre dernier sans le moindre signe de ralentissement. L’application extraterritoriale des lois étrangères est une préoccupation émergente alors que des règlements sur les cryptomonnaies sont mis en œuvre dans d’autres pays, notamment … Continue Reading