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UK Treasury Will Finalize Crypto Regulations Plan In July

Key Takeaways
  • The UK Treasury, Bim Afolami is about to present the regulatory framework for Crypto assets and stablecoins
  • The UK Authorities will most probably finalize the regulations in July
  • UK authorities have the right to seize the crypto assets directly from 26th April
17-Apr-2024 By: Sakshi Jain
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Bim Afilomi On Enhancing Crypto Regulations To Uplift Local Innovators

UK is About to Present Crypto Norms by July

The UK Treasury, Bim Afolami is about to present rules and regulations for developing and enhancing the regulatory framework. The main focus is on  Crypto assets and stablecoins to uplift local innovators in the crypto market for digital assets and blockchain technology. 

Also, the payment landscape is another essential subject matter of the UK treasury included in the regulatory framework to be established in July. 

The UK’s Economic Secretary in Innovate Finance Global Summit (IFGS) 2024 communicates about the proceedings related to rebuilding the payment landscape with the Treasury, Bim Afolami. 

UK Treasury, Bim Afilomi on Crypto Regulations

Bim Afolami highlighted some important crypto regulations alongside fiat payment innovation which focuses on regulating crypto assets and stablecoins because the UK is positioning itself as the global leader in FinTech. 

According to Afolami a government representative the UK aims to strike a balance between encouraging innovations in financial services and ensuring consumer protection. 

The UK Treasury is finalizing the plan to regulate stablecoins and crypto staking which is forecasted to be released by June or July. this will impact various crypto activities for instance, operating exchanges and holding customer assets is a regulatory key point that will be oversight for the first time. 

Furthermore, an open finance task force is being established to drive forward small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) lending through open finance initiatives. 

Legal Actions by UK Authorities

From 26th April, UK authorities have the right to seize the assets directly from the exchanges and custodian wallet providers. The regulatory norms of the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023 will be amended first and after the proceedings, it will be established by UK authorities. 

This helps in extending the power of the National Crime Agency to impound and seize crypto assets without any further excessive legal procedures. Whenever the company is suspected of being connected to some illicit suspicious activities, the authorities have the right to take any legal action directly. 

However, they didn’t mention the process but the most common way to destroy a crypto token is to burn it that is, transferring the token to a burn wallet address and withdrawing it from circulation.

Also Read: Arthur Hayes Of Bitmex Signals Crypto Price Fall

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