The European authority's latest call for evidence on virtual currencies and distributed ledgers passes Tuesday
The deadline for
responses to the European Securities and Markets
Authority’s (Esma) call for evidence on virtual
currencies and distributed ledgers passes this Tuesday, in the
first move by the regulator to increase scrutiny of the
Esma, whose paper is
the result of six-month study of bitcoin and its underlying
technology blockchain, has joined a number of other global
regulators said to be carefully monitoring development of a
technology many feel could revolutionise the financial
Over the past year,
blockchain, the distributed ledger technology that
underpins bitcoin, has attracted interest from across the
industry as banks and exchanges eye potential applications that
could cut settlement times and cost.
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