In Q3 2020 the European Commission is scheduled to propose a new Digital Finance Strategy/FinTech Action Plan that sets out a number of areas that public policy should focus on in the coming five years. A Consultation designed to gather stakeholders’ views on policies to support digital finance, which will inform that strategy, was published in April 2020.
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.
In this paper, the FMLC explores the ways in which regulators and legislators have attempted to grapple with the many varieties of virtual currencies and in particular those which have arguably come to function as money for legal purposes. The definition of “virtual currencies” in the E.U.’s Fifth Money Laundering
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