virtual assets

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.

HKMA Releases Technical Whitepaper on Retail Central Bank Digital Currency

HKMA Releases Technical Whitepaper on Retail Central Bank Digital Currency 1400 788 Hauzen
With global trend of issuance of CBDC, HKMA released whitepaper exploring potential architecture and design options that could be applied to distributing e-HKD.

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.
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