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The AMF publishes the summary of responses to the public consultation on initial coin offerings (ICO)


Published on February 22, 2018

Among the 82 responses made to the Autorité des marchés financiers’ consultation, a large majority of respondents expressed support for setting up an appropriate legal framework for this new type of fundraising. The AMF Board has decided to continue work on definition of a specific legal framework for ICOs.

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The AMF publishes its position paper on the review of the European Supervisory Authorities


The European Commission published in September 2017 a legislative proposal to review the financial European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs), to enhance their powers and to improve their governance and funding. The AMF supports the proposed reform and the objective of the European Commission to create a stronger...

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The AMF considers that the offer of cryptocurrency derivatives requires authorisation and that it is prohibited to advertise such offer via electronic means


Following an analysis of the legal qualification of cryptocurrency derivatives, the AMF has reached the conclusion that platforms which offer these products must abide by the authorisation and business conduct rules, and that these products must not be advertised via electronic means.

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