The International Organisation of Securities Commissions (“IOSCO”), the international standard-setter for securities markets, has published its Policy Recommendations for Crypto and Digital Asset Markets Consultation Report.

The report aims to develop regulation of crypto-assets to a common international standard that provides investor protection and market integrity.

The report covers IOSCO’s recommendations on:

  • Governance and disclosure of conflicts;
  • Order handling and trade disclosures (trading intermediaries vs market operators);
  • Listing of crypto-assets and certain primary market activities;
  • Addressing abusive behaviours;
  • Cross-border cooperation;
  • Custody of client monies and assets;
  • Addressing operational and technological risks; and
  • Retail distribution.

The IOSCO invites feedback from industry stakeholders and interested parties until July 31st 2023, to contribute to the development of comprehensive and effective regulation.

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