EU Securities Watchdog: Distributed Ledgers Still Face Key Challenges

EU Securities Watchdog: Distributed Ledgers Still Face Key Challenges

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), a securities trade watchdog based in the EU, has released a new discussion paper on blockchains and distributed ledgers as part of a fact-finding effort aimed at developing policy positions on the technologies. The paper, published today, comes more than a year after the organization first issued a call for information on the technology. ESMA has also hosted its own events, as well as participated in others focused on the use of blockchain applications in finance. ESMA’s fact-finding mission itself grew out of an effort to investigate....


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