Tag: Digital finance

IOSCO finalizes its policy recommendations for crypto and digital asset markets

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 financial market regulation, the … Continue Reading

ESMA consults on second part of MiCA technical standards

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 regulatory technical standards (RTS) … Continue Reading

EBA issues technical advice under MiCA on classification of stablecoins as significant and on supervisory fees

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 whether asset-referenced tokens (ARTs) and … Continue Reading

Council commences discussions on digital euro proposal

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 digital euro. Considerate of the fact … Continue Reading

Responses to the BoE’s Discussion Paper on new forms of digital money

On 24 March 2022, the Bank of England (BoE) published a paper containing a summary of responses it received to its earlier Discussion Paper on new forms of digital money such as, systemic stablecoins and a UK Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). The BoE report that the responses to the Discussion Paper found that: There … Continue Reading