Cryptocurrency

SFC’s timely reminder on NFTs

SFC’s timely reminder on NFTs 810 524 Kelly
Where an NFT is a genuine digital representation of a collectible, the activities related to it generally do not fall within the SFC’s regulatory remit. But what else should businesses look out for?

HKMA Circular: Authorized Institutions and VAs

HKMA Circular: Authorized Institutions and VAs 1400 788 Kelly
The HKMA recently issued a circular on regulatory approaches to Authorized Institutions’ interface with virtual assets and virtual asset service providers.

Joint Circular: Intermediaries of VA-related Activities

Joint Circular: Intermediaries of VA-related Activities 1400 788 Kelly
The SFC/HKMA joint-circular dated 28 January 2022 covers the provision of VA-related products, VA dealing services and VA advisory services.

Discussion Paper: Crypto-assets & Stablecoins

Discussion Paper: Crypto-assets & Stablecoins 1400 788 Kelly
The HKMA has issued a discussion paper on crypto-assets and stablecoins, inviting views on potential regulatory approaches until 22 March 2022.

What to do if you are caught in a “Rug”?

What to do if you are caught in a “Rug”? 782 833 Hauzen
Protect yourself from a rug pull – a malicious act where crypto developers abandon a project and either take off with project funds or sell off their pre-mined holdings

The Developing Legal Landscape of NFTs

The Developing Legal Landscape of NFTs 810 524 Hauzen

The history of NFTs NFTs, also known as Non-Fungible Tokens, have been in existence for nearly a decade. The term “non-fungible” refers to something that is unique and cannot be…

FSTB Concludes Landmark Consultation on New Licensing Regime for Virtual Assets Services Providers

FSTB Concludes Landmark Consultation on New Licensing Regime for Virtual Assets Services Providers 1400 788 Basil Hwang

After a three-month consultation (see our previous news update here) on the legislative proposal to introduce a new licensing regime for virtual asset services providers (“VASPs”) with an objective of…

FSTB Consultation paper on new licensing regime for virtual assets services providers

FSTB Consultation paper on new licensing regime for virtual assets services providers 1400 935 Charing
FSTB published consultation paper proposeing to introduce a licensing regime for virtual assets services providers (“VASPs”).  The consultation period ended on 31 January 2021.

SFC sets out new regulatory approach for virtual assets

SFC sets out new regulatory approach for virtual assets 1400 935 Hauzen
SFC issued a statement setting out a new approach which aims to bring virtual asset portfolio managers and distributors of virtual asset funds under its regulatory net.

Cryptocurrency Regulation in Hong Kong – An Overview

Cryptocurrency Regulation in Hong Kong – An Overview 1400 935 Hauzen

Regulators and policymakers around the world have been busy trying to get to grips with cryptocurrencies, particularly following a massive surge in interest in this area over the past year.…

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