Ashley Alder, the SFC’s chief executive, has said the safe custody of users’ cryptocurrency assets and cybersecurity are major concerns shaping the regulatory framework. Photo: K Y Cheng

Hong Kong sets out regulatory framework for virtual asset trading platforms, emphasises investor protection

  • Operators can decide whether they want to apply for a licence from the SFC
  • Framework seeks to address key regulatory concerns, such as safe custody of assets, know-your-client requirements
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Ashley Alder, the SFC’s chief executive, has said the safe custody of users’ cryptocurrency assets and cybersecurity are major concerns shaping the regulatory framework. Photo: K Y Cheng
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