EU regulator calls for public input on DLT for trading and settlement

EU regulator calls for public input on DLT for trading and settlement


The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is seeking stakeholder input on the use of distributed ledger technology for securities trading and settlements. 

The European Union’s securities regulator recently published a “call for evidence” to invite stakeholders to share their feedback on the regulations for regulatory technical standards (RTS) on reporting and transparency on the DLT pilot expected to be implemented next year. 

Some of the main functions of ESMA include strengthening the protection for EU investors, enhancing financial markets, and fostering cooperation between members. 

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With the call for evidence, the EU regulator’s objective is to see whether regulatory standards concerning trade transparency and data reporting need to be revised to apply to tokenized securities running on DLT.

According to ESMA’s official website, the aim is to “ensure more

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