Proposal for a Regulation on Markets in Crypto-assets

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Dyddiad Cyhoeddi 24/09/2020
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Summary:

Legislative initiative tabled by the European Commission on 24 September 2020, proposing a framework aimed at regulating markets in crypto-assets (MiCA). It aims to amend Directive (EU) 2019/1937.

Further information:

Crypto-assets are a digital representation of values or rights that can be stored and traded electronically. They can serve as an access key to a service, could facilitate payments, or could be designed as financial instruments.

The initiative cover crypto-assets falling outside existing EU financial services legislation, as well as e-money tokens. It comprises a set of objectives - legal certainty; support to innovation; introduction of appropriate levels of consumer and investor protection and market integrity; financial stability. This proposal includes safeguards to address potential risks to financial stability and orderly monetary policy that could arise from stablecoins. It also aims to amend Directive (EU) 2019/1937, concerning rules and procedures for the protection of whistleblowers.

Since the publication of the 2018 Fintech Action Plan, the Commission examined the opportunities and challenges raised by crypto-assets. The draft law was eventually tabled by the European Commission on 24 September 2020, as part of the so-called Digital Finance Package. The Council of the European Union adopted its general approach on 24 November 2021.

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