About this initiative
The EU is planning its response to the emergence of crypto-assets such as bitcoin and the effect these new technologies will have on how financial assets are issued, exchanged, shared and accessed.
This includes mitigating the risks posed by crypto-assets (fraud, cyberattacks, market manipulation).
This initiative will assess:
• how far crypto-assets are covered by current EU legislation
• whether new legislation is needed in this field
• whether it would be sufficient to issue guidelines.
Inception impact assessment
More about roadmaps.
Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (Spain)
Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME) welcomes FISMA initiative to work on the establishment of a European framework for markets in crypto -assets. BME integrates the companies that operate and manage the securities markets and financial systems in Spain. It brings together, under a single activity, decision-making and coordination unit, the Spanish equity, fixed-income and derivatives markets and their clearing and settlement systems. Therefore,...
ESBG (European Savings and Retail Banking Group) (Belgium)
ESBG supports the establishment of an EU regulatory framework for crypto-asset markets as a key priority; especially as crypto-assets are currently not covered by current EU-legislation. As the main features that constitute a crypto-asset are of a digital/virtual nature, relying on cryptography and use of DLT, the question of the legal nature of the, the difference between asset and technology, and the possible stabilisation mechanisms behind...
Links Foundation (Italy)
DLTs have introduced the notion of digital scarcity, a concept that was not present before the advent of this technological paradigm and that is set to have profound impacts on the economy. Digital scarcity will act as a key enabler of a new digital economy relying on assets that are liquid, divisible, borderless (easily transportable and quickly transferable) and, unlike currencies, have the potential to appreciate over time. The deflationary...
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