Any person operating a VA exchange in Hong Kong will need to apply for a VASP licence or cease operations in Hong Kong. The Amendment Bill contains transitional provisions for operators of VA exchanges carrying on business in Hong Kong before 1 March 2023
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (the HKMA) proposes to establish a regulatory framework for entities conducting activities in relation to payment-related stablecoins in Hong Kong, seeking public and industry feedback on its proposed regulatory approach.
The Securities and Futures Commission (the SFC) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (the HKMA) issued updated guidance for intermediaries distributing virtual asset-related products and/or offering virtual asset dealing or advisory services. The HKMA and the Hong Kong Insurance Authority have also published separate circulars on regulatory approaches in relation to virtual assets and virtual asset service providers.
The SFC’s new regulations for licensed crypto exchanges focus on investor protection to ensure that clients of professional investors have sufficient knowledge of virtual asset investments.
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (HKEx) published a Research Report: Hong Kong’s ETF Market as a Door to Global Investment in September 2019 highlighting Hong Kong’s potential as Asia’s exchange traded funds (ETF) marketplace for the issue and trading of ETFs. With...
The SFC sets out regulatory requirements in a Statement on Regulatory Framework for Virtual Assets Portfolios Managers, Fund Distributors and Trading Platform Operators (the Regulatory Framework Statement).