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MiCA: EU expands crypto regulation

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MiCA: EU expands crypto regulation

The European Union has proposed an ambitious piece of legislation to address regulatory gaps in relation to cryptoassets and new technologies. Charlotte Hill and Katie Fry-Paul examine the proposal as currently understood.

The Regulation on Markets in Cryptoassets (MiCA) forms part of the EU’s digital finance package, proposed by the European Commission on 24 September 2020. The package also contained a digital finance strategy, as well as proposals on digital operational resilience (DORA) and distributed ledger technology (DLT). The package was intended to bridge a gap in EU legislation regarding new technologies. On 30 June 2022, the Council presidency and European Parliament reached a provisional agreement on the MiCA proposal.

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