European Commission launches public consultation on an EU regulatory framework on crypto-assets

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The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit is notifying subject persons and all interested stakeholders that the European Commission has launched a public consultation on an EU regulatory framework on crypto-assets (virtual financial assets).

The consultation, which takes the form of a questionnaire, is not specific to AML/CFT matters but does include some questions on the topic. The Commission is welcoming responses from all citizens and organisations. As per the Commission’s website, views are in particular welcome by Member States, national competent authorities, market participants from the crypto-asset sector (e.g.: crypto-asset exchanges, trading platforms, wallet providers, users) and from the financial services sector (e.g.: financial market infrastructures such as trading venues, central securities depositaries, central counterparties, investment firms, asset managers, electronic money issuers, payment services providers), EU businesses (e.g.: start-ups, SMEs, issuers of securities), FinTech organisations, technology experts (e.g.: blockchain developers), academics and EU citizens.

For this reason, interested parties are encouraged to respond.

For more information and to access the questionnaire, please click on this link to the European Commission’s website:

https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/crypto-assets-2019/public-consultation_en 

Source: FIAU Malta

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