Tag: cryptocurrency

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

Hong Kong: BCBS issues statement on crypto-assets

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) have shone a light on the risks associated with crypto-assets in a statement issued on 13 March 2019, calling on banks who acquire exposures to crypto-assets to take appropriate and specific measures to mitigate such risks. The BCBS is the primary global standard setter for the prudential regulation … Continue Reading

Italy: Ministry of Economy and Finance consultation on crypto-currency operators registration

The Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance recently conducted a consultation on a draft decree, aimed at imposing registration requirements on virtual currency operators. These measures reflect a decree passed last year, in the context of implementation of Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive, whereby Italian lawmakers anticipated some of the topics that were still under discussion … Continue Reading

ASIC updates INFO 225: Corporate regulator bytes back at misleading and deceptive ICOs

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has released its updated guidance with respect to the treatment of initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrencies. In its updated Information Sheet (INFO 225), the corporate regulator has clearly outlined its intent to crack down on any misleading or deceptive conduct by ICO issuers and cryptocurrency traders. Misleading … Continue Reading

Listed funds holding crypto-assets: ASX’s position

Increasingly, clients are coming to us for regulatory advice surrounding the mining of cryptocurrency tokens, operating digital currency exchanges, raising funds through Initial Coin Offerings, and investments involving cryptocurrencies. On the heels of such heightened interest in investing in cryptocurrencies, the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has released their guidance with respect to Listed Investment Companies … Continue Reading