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IOSCO Calls for Parity on Crypto-Asset Trading Platform Scrutiny

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Crypto-asset trading platforms (CTPs) such should be subject to the same kinds of standards that other types of trading platforms are, according to a new report from the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). The report –  Issues, Risks and Regulatory Considerations Relating to Crypto-Asset Trading Platforms – suggests that regulators look at: access to CTPs and the on-boarding processes associated with their use; how assets held by CTPs are safeguarded; prudential mechanisms in place to support CTP operations; how conflicts of interest, market abuse and operational resiliency are managed; and how price discovery is achieved, among other issues.

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