The European Parliament and Council have finalized laws that will regulate a planned pilot project to test the use of blockchain technology for tokenized securities.
The European Parliament reached a consensus on a DLT pilot for early 2023 and the ESMA has called for public input to see if it needs to change securities laws.
The report views digital currency a trending innovation in finance, but also a threat to the sustainability of financial services due to its environmental impact.
It makes sense for regulation to happen at the ESMA level, ensuring a Europe-wide framework for regulating the digital currency markets, according to a new AMF policy paper.
The European Securities and Markets Authority report said digital currencies enjoyed a surge in volumes and value over the second half of 2020, pushing some digital currencies up to all-time highs.
Autorité des Marchés Financiers Chairman Robert Ophèle has proposed that the European Securities and Markets Authority should be in charge of the digital currency industry.
The European Securities and Markets Authority has announced plans for a new legal framework governing the cryptocurrency sector.
Steven Maijoor, Chairman of the European Securities and Markets Authority, claimed that crypto assets are there to help investors and not to hinder them.
In a document designed to inform policymakers, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) suggested that current regulatory gaps should be addressed by the EU Commission.
Australian-based online trading platform Plus500 enjoyed a tremendous first quarter in 2018, as revenue jumped by 284% reaching $297.3 million after the exchange introduced a new cryptocurrency trading option.
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has tightened the screws on cryptocurrency contracts for differences.