The People’s Bank of China reportedly has released pilot versions of its digital yuan wallet app on Chinese Android and Apple mobile phone app stores in Shanghai. A notice in the “e-CNY (Pilot Version)” app said it is in a research and development pilot phase and is only available to selected users through supported institutions that provide e-CNY services, including major domestic banks. [Read more]
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is asking for input from stakeholders on the use of distributed ledger technology (DLT) for trading and settlement of tokenized securities. ESMA is assessing whether the regulatory technical standards developed under the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR) relative to certain trade transparency and data reporting requirements need to be amended. [Read more]
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