SFC proposes new regulation of virtual assets through licensing of operators of cryptocurrency and other digital asset trading platforms
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The approach of Hong Kong's regulators to the regulation of digital assets continues to evolve. Do crypto currencies constitute a form of money or currency? When do tokens constitute securities? Can derivatives on digital assets constitute futures products? The answers to these questions can potentially trigger a range of different regulatory requirements, including authorization requirements under the Banking Ordinance, anti-money laundering obligations under the Anti-Money Laundering Ordinance as well as licensing, registration or authorization requirements under the Securities and Futures Ordinance.
Please join us for this lunch time seminar as we outline the regulatory framework and provide our perspectives on how market participants can navigate this complex area of law.
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