Dubai Financial Watchdog to Release Consultation Papers for a Crypto Regulatory Framework – Regulation Bitcoin News


The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has unveiled its plans to create a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies. The announcement was part of its 2021-2022 business agenda released this week.

The Papers Will Be Released in the First Half of 2021

According to the watchdog, which regulates the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the upcoming crypto framework aims to expand on the existing rules. It includes the regulation of crypto issuers and trading platforms.

The document, signed by DFSA Chairman Saeb Eigner, reads:

We will build upon recent achievements in this space over the business planning period through developing a regulatory regime for digital assets (such as tokenized securities and crypto-currencies), having already implemented regulations supporting various innovative business models.

The financial watchdog explains that such crypto regulation’s expansion is part of the UAE’s National Innovation Strategy’s digital transformation.

Also, the regulator added that the regulatory approach is expected to facilitate innovation “while requiring strict adherence to the DFSA’s licensing, prudential and conduct requirements.”

Per The National, a local media outlet, the DFSA expects to publish two consultation papers with the purpose of gathering feedback. As a result, the watchdog will release both documents in the first half of 2021….



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