Digital Assets and Blockchain
Laven has been helping clients in the crypto-space implement institutional level compliance infrastructure to increase efficiencies and give potential investors confidence.
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It is hard to overstate the rise of the importance of Cryptocurrencies as both a payment service and as an asset class in their own right. The meteoric rise in the value of Cryptocurrencies cannot be disregarded and has earned them the interest of major financial institutions and governments. Despite this, big questions remain over their security, volatility and legal status.
At the beginning of this year, the FCA became AML (anti-money laundering) and CTF (counter-terrorist financing) supervisor of businesses that carry out Cryptocurrency (or ‘Cryptoasset’, as termed by the FCA) activities within the UK. The FCA has taken steps to bring Cryptoassets under their regulatory landscape, firms which carry out Cryptoasset activity in the UK must now be registered with them in order to continue or commence business. The FCA has also announced further measures such as a ban on ‘Crypto-derivatives’ to retail consumers.
At Laven, we are well placed to assist firms which engage in Cryptoasset activities. We provide a wide range of industry-specific services from ensuring regulatory compliance and assisting with registrations to keeping you updated with the latest regulations and technical requirements.