EU agrees rules to tame ‘Wild West’ crypto market

EU agrees rules to tame ‘Wild West’ crypto market

LONDON, July 1 (Reuters - Cryptocurrency companies will need a licence and customer safeguards to issue and sell digital tokens in the European Union under groundbreaking new rules agreed by the bloc to tame a volatile "Wild West" market. Globally, crypto assets are largely unregulated, with national operators in the EU only required to show controls for combating money laundering. Representatives from the European Parliament and EU states thrashed out a deal late on Thursday on itsMarkets in Crypto-assets (MiCA) law. "Today we put order in the Wild West of crypto assets and set clear rules for a harmonised market," said Stefan Berger, a centre-right lawmaker who led…
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