Study in focus: Crypto-assets

04-05-2020

The study sets out recent developments regarding crypto-assets. These relate mainly to the continuing use of crypto-assets for money laundering and terrorist financing, the massive growth of private “tokens” used to raise funds, and to the emergence of stablecoins and central bank digital currencies. Furthermore, the study addresses key regulatory concerns, taking into account these recent developments, and suggests regulatory responses. This document was provided by the Policy Department for Economic, Scientific and Quality of Life Policies at the request of the committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs.

The study sets out recent developments regarding crypto-assets. These relate mainly to the continuing use of crypto-assets for money laundering and terrorist financing, the massive growth of private “tokens” used to raise funds, and to the emergence of stablecoins and central bank digital currencies. Furthermore, the study addresses key regulatory concerns, taking into account these recent developments, and suggests regulatory responses. This document was provided by the Policy Department for Economic, Scientific and Quality of Life Policies at the request of the committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs.

Autor extern

Prof. Dr. Robby HOUBEN and Alexander SNYERS