EU consultation on Crypto Assets
Before the 20th of March all actors in the fintech-ecosystem are having the chance the respond to the public consultation on Crypto Assets. Almost two years after the Commission adopted the Fintech Action Plan in 2018, the actions set out in it have largely been implemented. In order to promote digital finance in Europe, while adequately regulating its risks, in light of the mission letter of Executive Vice President Dombrovskis the Commission services are working towards a new Digital Finance Strategy for the EU. Key areas of reflection include deepening the Single Market for digital financial services, promoting a data-driven financial sector in the EU while addressing its risks and ensuring a true level playing field, making the EU financial services regulatory framework more innovation-friendly, and enhancing the digital operational resilience of the financial system.
This public consultation, and the parallel consultation on digital operational resilience published, are first steps to prepare potential initiatives which the Commission is considering in that context. The Commission may consult further on other issues in this area in the coming months.
Views are in particular welcome by market participants from the crypto-asset sector (crypto-asset exchanges, trading platforms, wallet providers, users…) and from the financial services sector. Read more and respond to the questionnaire here: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/12089-Directive-regulation-establishing-a-European-framework-for-markets-in-crypto-assets/public-consultation