On 16 November 2023, the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) published a final report containing policy recommendations for the regulation of crypto and digital assets. The recommendations are principles-based and outcomes-focused and are aimed at the activities performed by crypto-asset service providers (CASPs). In line with IOSCO’s established approach for

On 16 November 2023, the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) published a final report containing policy recommendations for the regulation of crypto and digital assets. The recommendations are principles-based and outcomes-focused and are aimed at the activities performed by crypto-asset service providers (CASPs). In line with IOSCO’s established approach for

On 5 October 2023, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published its second consultation paper on technical standards under the Regulation on Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA). Consultation on the first package concluded in September 2023 (please see our earlier blog for additional background).

This second consultation package covers six draft

On 29 September 2023, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published Technical Advice on two delegated acts that the European Commission (Commission) is mandated to develop under the Regulation on Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA). These include a delegated act on the most relevant indicators in relation to specific criteria for determining

On 25 September 2023, the Council of the European Union (Council) Working Group on Financial Services held a discussion on the European Commission (Commission) proposal on the establishment of a digital euro.

Since 2021, the Commission and the European Central Bank (ECB) have been preparing the establishment of the

On 13 January 2022, the House of Lords’ Economic Affairs Committee (Committee) published a report ‘Central bank digital currencies: a solution in search of a problem?’. The report states that their Lordships have yet to hear a convincing case for why the UK needs a retail central bank digital currency (CBDC). The Committee

On 14 December 2021, the ISDA published a paper ‘Contractual Standards for Digital Asset Derivatives’.

The paper:

  • Identifies novel technology and market-driven events that could disrupt the operation of a digital asset derivatives transaction and provides a framework for dealing with these events.
  • Explores how digital assets (and the derivatives that reference them) can