The FCA has carried out work on cryptoassets, both as part of a broader UK Cryptoasset Taskforce and independently to achieve our objectives. This policy statement is the next step in the FCA’s work on cryptoassets and sets out details on where different types of cryptoassets might fall in the regulatory perimeter.
This policy statement responds to feedback we received to CP 19/3 (PDF), explaining the changes we have made to the Guidance on which we consulted and sets out Final Guidance. The cryptoasset market, and the underlying DLT technology, is developing quickly and participants need to be clear on where they are conducting activities that fall within the scope of the FCA’s regulatory remit and for which they require authorisation
The Final Guidance will help market participants to understand whether the cryptoassets they use are within the regulatory perimeter. This will alert market participants to pertinent issues and should help them better understand whether they need to be authorised and what rules or regulations apply to their business.
This paper sets out where tokens are likely to be: