EU to see comprehensive crypto regulation by 2024

Regulation

The European Union, or EU, plans to incorporate crypto and blockchain technology into its main processes by 2024. 

Over the next four years, the economic union aims to firm up fresh regulations that will promote blockchain and digital asset usage for international money transfers, according to internal documents that Reuters reported on Friday. 

The documents detailed:

“By 2024, the EU should put in place a comprehensive framework enabling the uptake of distributed ledger technology (DLT) and crypto-assets in the financial sector […] It should also address the risks associated with these technologies.”

Finding that almost 80% of its population transacts in paper money, the European Commission, the union’s governing entity, wants to see digital payments become more common, while aiming for immediate transaction times, Reuters explained.

The commission’s reported aims include a desire for increased data access, financial activities availability — all while aiming for increased efficiency. “By 2024, the principle of passporting and a one-stop shop licensing should apply in all areas which hold strong potential for digital finance,” the documents noted. Over the next year, fast transaction avenues will likely take over, Reuters added. 

Although the COVID-19 pandemic may have expedited the desire for digital payments across the globe, blockchain and crypto assets have been the talk of the regulatory town, with many countries looking toward central bank digital currencies to streamline their payments infrastructures. 

UPDATE Sept. 18, 21:00 UTC: This article has been updated. 

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