Consumer trading in unbacked crypto-assets is akin to gambling and should be regulated as such, a committee of influential UK lawmakers said today. Technology underpinning crypto may have some benefits for financial services, but those are unclear, the Treasury Committee’s crypto-asset report said. Large parts of the crypto-asset industry remain a “wild west”, said Harriett
London, UK – 5 May 2023 – JWG, the trusted financial services regulatory intelligence company, is thrilled to announce that our global RegTech efforts have once again been recognized, this time by Feedspot, naming us one of the Top 10 global RegTech Blogs. This latest accolade is a testament to our commitment to delivering cutting-edge solutions
UK Regulators have finally disclosed their plans for 2023 which are 29% bigger than last year with the FCA owning the lion’s share of the 143 initiatives. Practitioners should update their firm’s radars with this version but beware: further updates are expected over the course of 2023. JWG RegRadars are primed and ready. Join us
The UK’s second discussion paper of 2023 on the benefit of modern technology presents a great chance for the industry to engage on the future of TradFI and DeFi RegTech standards. Successful reference models can help shape the path for asset management. However, this is an enormous cultural and technical shift which will require broad
With new waves of regulation and enforcement coming fast, navigating cryptocurrency and digital assets rules has keeping middle and back offices hands on the tiller this quarter. JWG’s Crypto asset RegRadars are hot and this article provides three dozen links to contextualise choppiest waters in Q12023 in advance of JWG’s 22 March Trading Compliance seminar.
The UK Treasury’s fired a warning shot across the bow of digital assets businesses yesterday. The proposed regime will be a significant challenge for the current exchanges and digital asset firms who do not have access to institutional-grade RegTech solutions. With so much at stake, it is essential that those affected understand what impact these
UK Treasury crypto asset consultation signals heavy compliance burden, possible corporate restructure
The UK Treasury’s consultation on further crypto asset regulation signals a heavy compliance burden for crypto businesses and some vertically integrated firms may be required to restructure to gain authorisation. Crypto businesses operating in the UK must be registered with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and compliant with the Money Laundering Regulation (MLR 2017). Around