The Market in Crypto-Assets (MiCA) legislation has received unanimous approval from European Union (EU) members as the union moves towards tougher crypto regulations.
Crypto regulation is finally seeing the light of day, with various governments adopting it worldwide. Now, the European Union has also approved its much-awaited MiCA rules for crypto regulations.
All 27 Members Approved MiCA Rules for Crypto Regulations
And on Tuesday, all 27 finance ministers cast their final votes in favor of the MiCA law.
According to the IB Times, the rules are particularly aimed at closing the loopholes in the system that allow avoiding taxes. Sweden’s Finance Minister, Elisabeth Svantesson, says, “This reduces the risk of crypto assets being used as a safe haven for tax avoidance and tax fraud.”
The implementation of MiCA legislation will start in July 2024.
Gary Gensler: Rules for Crypto Already Published
While the EU and other major countries are towards clear crypto regulation, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is unwilling to prepare specific guidelines.
In a conversation with Tom Barkin, the President of the Federal Reserves Bank of Richmond, SEC chair Gary Gensler affirmed that rules for crypto are already published. He said:
“Our agency has put out rules about what it is to be an exchange, what it means to be a broker-dealer, what it is to be an adviser of custody and assets, and how to register a securities offering.
Those rules exist, and there’s nothing about a new technology that makes it non-consistent with the public policies that Congress has laid out.”
Earlier today, BeInCrypto reported that the SEC refused Coinbase’s request for specific guidelines on crypto regulations. The SEC’s response came after the court ordered it to answer Coinbase’s appeal on May 4.
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