Following the publication of HM Treasury’s response to its 2020 Consultation on cryptoasset promotions and the FCA’s consultation on strengthening financial promotion rules for high-risk investments, including cryptoassets, stakeholders have brought to the Committee’s attention several potential areas of legal uncertainty in relation to the regulation of cryptoassets and related activities in the U.K.
The Law Commission has undertaken to review the law of England and Wales and consider reforms to ensure that the law can accommodate digital assets. As a first step, it […]
The FMLC has also drawn attention to the possible overlap of the new regime for stablecoins with the existing regime under the E-Money Regulations.
The FMLC has submitted a response to the Consultation to draw attention to concerns with regards the definition of a “qualifying cryptoasset”.
The FMLC has drafted a response to the Consultation in the form of two complementary reports. Part I comprises comments on the classification of cryptoassets. Part II comprises comments in response to the section of the Consultation dealing with cryptoassets which fall within the E.U. regulatory perimeter.
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