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FCA Finally Speaks on Crypto: UK Regulator Clarifies Regulatory Perimeter for Cryptoassets

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has published draft guidance for market players in the developing cryptoassets sector (see CP19/3). This follows a report published last autumn by the UK’s Cryptoasset

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Cryptoassets, Exchange Token, FCA, Security Token, UK, Utility Token

Cryptoassets: Europe Moves Towards Regulation

On 9 January 2019, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published advice on ICOs and cryptoassets to the European Commission and other EU institutions.  This development is very much

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Cryptoassets, EBA, ESMA, EU, UK

Securities stakeholders group recommends that ESMA provides clarity on regulation of cryptoassets

Cryptoassets continue to be a hot topic for financial services regulators. On 19 October 2018, it was the turn of the Securities and Markets Stakeholders Group (“SMSG“), which represents various

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Cryptocurrency, EU, Sandbox, Securities

Unhashing Blockchain: Blockchain Explained

Our blog reports on blockchain developments around the world and across industries. For those of our readers interested in some blockchain basics, Baker McKenzie has just published “Unhashing Blockchain: Blockchain

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Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, International, Smart Contracts, Supply Chain, Use Case

UK Crypto Task Force Calls For Regulation

In February 2018, the UK Treasury Committee launched an inquiry into digital currencies.  In the course of its inquiry the

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AML, Cryptocurrency, FCA, ICO, UK

EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum releases thematic report

The EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum (EBOF) launched in February 2018 has published its first thematic report outlining the current

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Cryptocurrency, EU

European Parliament Committee on Internal Trade publishes Draft Blockchain Report

On 18 July 2018 the European Parliament Committee on Internal Trade (“CIT“) published a draft report setting out a motion

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EU, Supply Chain

European Banking Authority Outlines Risks And Opportunities Arising From DLT

On 3 July 2018, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published a report outlining the prudential risks and opportunities arising from

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AML, EU, Smart Contracts, Use Case

International Body Sets Out Framework For Monitoring Crypto-Asset Markets

On July 16 the Financial Stability Board (“FSB”) published a report establishing a framework to monitor-crypto-asset markets.  The report sets

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Cryptocurrency, International

Lithuania Issues ICO guidelines

Lithuania becomes the latest jurisdiction to release guidance in relation to ICOs. On 8 June 2018, the Lithuanian Government released

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AML, Cryptocurrency, ICO, Lithuania, Securities, Tax

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