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MiCA Set to Transform EU Crypto-Asset Market

source-logo  blockchainreporter.net 10 July 2024 21:15, UTC

The Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation (MiCA) is poised to revolutionize the cryptocurrency landscape across the European Union, aiming to foster innovation, protect investors, and ensure financial stability. This comprehensive regulatory framework, approved by the European Parliament on April 20, 2023, covers all 30 member states of the European Economic Area (EEA), including Liechtenstein. With a population exceeding 450 million, the pan-European crypto market is set for significant growth and harmonization.

MiCA is set to transform the crypto-asset market across the EU, fostering innovation, protecting investors, and ensuring financial stability.

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Liechtenstein has positioned itself as a pioneer in cryptocurrency regulation with the unanimous passing of the Token and Trusted Technology Service Provider Act (TVTG), also known as the “Blockchain Act,” on October 3, 2019. This act, effective from January 1, 2020, established comprehensive regulations for the token economy, setting a global precedent. Liechtenstein-based fintech and blockchain company LCX has been at the forefront of this regulatory advancement, operating under stringent due diligence laws akin to those governing traditional financial institutions.

MiCAR Implementation in Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein will adopt MiCAR on February 1, 2025, aligning its regulatory framework with the EU’s efforts to harmonize crypto-asset regulations. The Liechtenstein Financial Market Authority (FMA) has outlined a detailed roadmap to facilitate this transition. Informal discussions with companies began in June 2024, with preliminary applications for compliance starting in October 2024. This phased approach ensures a smooth transition for firms like LCX, which has already integrated extensive compliance measures.

LCX has proactively aligned its operations with both the TVTG and the forthcoming MiCAR regulations. The company’s “LCX Crypto Compliance Suite” addresses key regulatory requirements, including KYC protocols, transaction monitoring, and secure asset custody solutions. This robust compliance framework, combined with LCX’s early adoption of regulatory standards, positions it as a leader in the blockchain space.

LCX’s commitment to regulatory excellence and security provides a significant competitive edge. Since its inception in 2018, LCX has adhered to rigorous supervision and due diligence laws. With the upcoming MiCAR regulations, LCX is uniquely positioned to become Europe’s leading cryptocurrency exchange, leveraging its compliance-driven framework to attract a global clientele.