ESMA finalises first rules on crypto-asset service providers

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s financial markets regulator and supervisor, today publishes the first Final Report under the Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation (MiCA).

The report, which aims to foster clarity and predictability, promote fair competition between crypto-asset service providers (CASPs) and asafer environment for investors across the Union, includes proposals on:

Information required for the authorisation of CASPs,
the information required where financial entities notify their intent to provide crypto-asset services,
Information required for the assessment of intended acquisition of a qualifying holding in a CASP, and
How CASPs should address complaints.

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