Bitcoin Association Of Hong Kong Appeals To Regulators To Consider The Impact Of Incoming Laws On It
Report said that the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong is appealing to regulators to consider the impact of incoming laws on the city’s digital innovation agenda.
It has been reported that in November, Hong Kong’s government announced plans to ban retail cryptocurrency trading as part of a broader money laundering crackdown.
However, he proposed crypto regulations could also extend to Bitcoin automated teller machines.
Hong Kong #Bitcoin Association says new crypto regulations hamper innovation and financial inclusion https://t.co/PydXg4ZsXP — Cointelegraph (@Cointelegraph) December 24, 2020
Leo Weese, the co-founder of the association, said:
“To restrict retail individuals from accessing Bitcoin would be overshooting the government’s goals of promoting innovation, and financial inclusion.”
Likewise, if passed, the new regulatory regime would significantly expand the city’s crypto licensing architecture.
Thus, the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission only mandates registration for exchanges that list crypto securities or futures products.