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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The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has published draft guidance for market players in the developing cryptoassets sector (see CP19/3).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

HMRC Publishes Guidance on the Taxation of Cryptoassets for Individuals

This week HM Revenue & Customs (“HMRC”), the UK’s tax authority, set out its view on how individuals should be taxed when handling cryptoassets which can be used as a

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Bitcoin, Cryptoassets, Cryptocurrency, Tax, UK

UK’s HM Land Registry to Explore the Benefits of Blockchain

Enhanced efficiency, collaboration, transparency and trust are some of the key claims of blockchain technology that are appealing to many industries, including the real estate sector. Land registries around the

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Real Estate, Smart Contracts, UK

UK Law Commission Launches Consultation on the Electronic Execution of Documents

Last month, the UK Law Commission (the “Commission“) launched a consultation paper as part of its latest project to address

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Smart Contracts, UK

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

FCA Warns Banks On Cryptoassets In “Dear CEO” Letter

On 11 June, the UK’s financial services regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), published a “Dear CEO letter” providing guidance

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Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, FCA, ICO, UK

UK Strategy on Blockchain – Baby Steps for the Cryptoassets Task Force

The UK government launched its first FinTech Sector Strategy in March 2018. One plank of its strategy was to create

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Cryptocurrency, FCA, UK

England’s FCA Warns Cryptocurrency Derivatives Likely to be Regulated

To date, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the UK financial services regulator has made clear (via its Feedback statement on

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Cryptocurrency, FCA, UK

As England’s FCA Continues its Watching Brief on DLT & ICOs, is it Time For Self-Regulation?

In April 2017, England’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a Discussion Paper (“DP”) on DLT which sought views on the

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Cryptocurrency, ICO, Smart Contracts, UK

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