EU Securities Watchdog: Too Early to Predict DLT Impact

EU Securities Watchdog: Too Early to Predict DLT Impact

It’s too early to predict the full regulatory impact of distributed ledger technology (DLT), a representative of Europe's securities watchdog argued this week. Patrick Armstrong, a senior risk analysis officer for the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), made the comments during a speech at a securities industry event in Oslo on 23rd January. In his remarks, Armstrong touched upon a number of the factors changing securities trading in Europe, including distributed ledgers. Notably, he indicated it is not yet possible to say which regulations might need to change due to the....


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