UK unveils wide-ranging plans to regulate crypto industry | Financial Times

The UK has set out a sweeping new regulatory regime for the cryptocurrency industry that aims to bring the rules governing the issuance, trading and lending of crypto tokens closely into line with those for traditional financial assets such as stocks and bonds.

The proposals to “robustly” regulate the sector, which are subject to a consultation, are the clearest sign yet that the government is determined to transform the UK into a hub for the crypto industry, despite a year of turmoil that saw the value of many popular crypto assets plummet and the collapse of leading crypto exchange FTX. The government’s embrace of crypto comes amid concerns that Brexit threatens London’s dominance as Europe’s leading financial centre.

Source: UK unveils wide-ranging plans to regulate crypto industry | Financial Times