ESMA Event Explores Blockchain Impact on Mainstream Finance

ESMA Event Explores Blockchain Impact on Mainstream Finance

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) held a financial innovation event in Paris on 16th December, during which the topic of blockchain and distributed ledger technology was discussed. According to details of the event published by ESMA, participants conversed about the potential impact of the blockchain on mainstream financial services. The agency first issued a call for information on the technology in April 2015. During opening remarks, Jean-Paul Servais of Belgium’s Financial Services and Markets Authority touched on the subject, pointing to both the risks and....


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