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1. Introduction As mentioned in the introductory part of this series, the Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA) proposal is part of the Digital Finance Package, which aims to support digital finance innovation by providing legal certainty for token issuers and related service providers, while simultaneously mitigating the...

1. Digital Finance Package The Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA) draft Regulation was released by the European Commission in September 2020. It is part of the Commission’s Digital Finance Package that aims to deliver innovative financial products to EU citizens, while maintaining high levels of investors’ protection...

De Covid-19 crisis heeft geleid tot diverse noodverordeningen. Deze waren primair ingegeven door de vrees bestaat voor ernstige wanordelijkheden. Een noodverordening vormt over het algemeen een ernstige inbreuk op grondrechten en wordt daarom zelden uitgevaardigd, maar dit zijn uitzonderlijke tijden. Beperking van grondrechten is echter...

The emergence of the Distributed Ledger Technology has completely transformed the ability of businesses and individuals to transfer money and raise capital by cutting out middlemen, raising payment efficiency and increasing the pool of available investors to any geographical location. Besides opportunities, however, this technological...

The crypto space is slowly but surely moving away from ‘unregulated mess’ status. At the same time last year, ICOs often glazed headlines as ‘fraudulent, valueless, cheap tricks to raise money’. Most governments were not big fans either. South Korea, a current seat for notable crypto-related operations...