The UK Treasury has proposed legislation to regulate cryptocurrency companies.
The consultation paper was released on May 31 after the collapse of Terra LUNA crypto and UST stablecoin, sending the entire industry into a tailspin.
The paper highlighted the importance of stablecoins for innovation, but also their impact on broader financial stability, in the event of system failure.
He called for changes to the existing legislation related to the Special Financial Market Infrastructure Management System (FMI SAR), which was established to address the risks of system failures of payment systems.
The proposed new rules would give the Bank of England control over cryptocurrency companies, with the power to appoint an administrator in the event of default.
In addition to the mandate to ensure continuity of service for businesses beyond insolvency, the changes would include an additional objective to ensure the return or transfer of customer funds and assets on deposit.
“Continuity of service may not be sufficient to mitigate financial stability risks from the failure of a systemic corporate DSA (Digital Settlement Assets), particularly where large numbers of individuals could lose access to the funds and assets they have chosen to as DSAs,” the paper said.
A DSA may include stablecoin issuers, wallet providers, and third-party payment providers.
“The government believes it is important to ensure that existing legal frameworks can be effectively applied to manage the risks of the potential failure of companies’ DSA systems for financial stability purposes,” it also reads.
The consultation period will end on 2 August and will be presented to the House of Representatives at a later date.
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The total market cap of over 19,600 coins is $1.3 billion at the time of writing (7am UK)down 1% in the past 24 hours.
Bitcoin Market Leader – tan original cryptocurrency created by the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto – slightly down to about $31,600. BTC is 6% increase in a week.
Ethereum, the Second Most Valuable Cryptocurrency – Made as Announcementdecentralized smart contract network on the blockchain – down 3% to $1,930. ETH is down 3% in a week.
Binance Coin is a cryptocurrency created by popular crypto exchange Binance to help it become the infrastructure service provider for the entire blockchain ecosystem. The BNB token fell slightly to $318, dropping 4% in seven days.
Cardano is an open-source network that facilitates dApps that see themselves as an updated version of Ethereum. The ADA token, designed to enable owners to participate in the operation of the network, added 7% to 60 cents is still up 16% this week.
Ripple’s XRP Token, a payment arrangement asset exchange and remittance system, acts as a bridge for transfers between other devices. XRP lost 2% to fall below 42 cents but rose 3% in seven days.
Solana is a blockchain designed to make decentralized finance widely accessible – and capable of processing 50,000 transactions per second. The SOL token fell 6% to $44.70 and is down 9% from a week ago.
The Meme DOGE coin was created as a satire on the hype with cryptocurrencies but is now a major player in the space. DOGE fell 1% to 8.6c, pushing it up 3% in a week.
Polkadot was founded by the Swiss-based Web3 Foundation as an open-source project to develop a decentralized web. Its DOT token, which aims to securely connect blockchains, lost 2% in profit $10.27 and is 2% higher than the price a week ago.
Avalanche is an extremely verifiable platform for institutions, companies and governments. Son The AVAX token fell 8% to $25.53 and is down 11% in a week.
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