UK FCA's feedback on distributed ledger technology

The Financial Conduct Authority has published feedback to its discussion paper (DP 17/03) on distributed ledger technology. The FCA strikes a careful balance between innovation and regulation, and flags key legal and regulatory risks in relation to digital currencies, smart contracts and ICOs.

Key areas include:
  • Digital currencies
  • Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)
  • Smart Contracts and digital assets
  • Financial crime
  • Operational risk
  • Other regulatory considerations

Read our debrief on the FCA's Feedback Statement on Distributed Ledger Technology.