Topic: Blockchain

EU agrees MiCA framework

The EU’s legislative bodies have reached agreement on the bloc’s regulatory framework for markets in crypto assets, placing stablecoins under EBA supervision and requiring their issuers to be EU-domiciled.

04 July 2022

“Not enthusiastic, to put it mildly”: digital euro plans face public unease

The European Commission’s consultation on a potential digital euro has now closed, but responses show widespread opposition to the suggestion of a European CBDC.

23 June 2022

“A big first step”: Lummis-Gillibrand proposes CFTC as primary crypto regulator, seeks automatic Fed accounts for fintechs

A bipartisan crypto bill, coming to the US Senate just weeks after the Terra stablecoin crash, looks set to re-energise the conversation around crypto regulation as market participants both applaud and decry its proposals.

10 June 2022

EU pilots crypto regulatory exemption regime

After a two-year legislative process, the European Union has finally piloted an “out of character” EU-wide sandbox that will grant some crypto firms “momentous” regulatory exemptions.

08 June 2022

Less than half of Australian banks assessing emissions, APRA’s Byres says

The head of Australia’s prudential regulator has criticised banks for not keeping to climate guidance, as the country elects new leadership in what was dubbed the “climate election”.

01 June 2022

US Commerce Department calls for input on digital asset framework

The United States’ Department of Commerce has asked whether the US regulatory landscape is impacting the global competitiveness of digital asset platforms, as practitioners say the forthcoming framework could affect “a number of new market actors”.

26 May 2022

“A real-life demonstration of the risks”: regulators and practitioners react to stablecoin stutter

Regulators and practitioners across the world have voiced expectations of an accelerated regulatory framework for stablecoins, after a turbulent week for cryptocurrencies that saw Bitcoin lose a fifth of its value.

18 May 2022

“We are at a crossroads”: what’s next for regulation in the UK?

CityWeek’s 12th annual Financial Services Forum heard keynotes from the chief executives of the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority, along with discussions of the UK’s ambitions as a crypto hub and its potential for regulatory divergence post-Brexit.

09 May 2022

France to host Binance Europe

Binance, labelled by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority as “not capable” of being effectively supervised, will settle its European operations in Paris after securing approval from France’s Financial Markets Authority.

05 May 2022

SEC nearly doubles crypto enforcement unit

The US securities regulator is set to turn its cyber unit into a newly reinforced crypto and cyber unit, as the CFTC, CFPB, OCC and FDIC all make overtures to regulating the space.

05 May 2022

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