FCA sets regulatory roadmap for crypto

Introduction of regulatory framework could revitalise interest in waning ICO funding

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Crypto assets: security tokens could potentially be seen as financial instruments under Mifid II

The Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) guidance on crypto assets released this week is being hailed as an important step in bringing greater clarity and confidence to the sector.  

The consultation paper is timely because of demand from firms to be able to create investment products that include cryptocurrencies, and technology will transform the market’s infrastructure following regulatory clarity after the consultation period, says Ed Gouldstone, head of product management for Linedata’s

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