Law Commission for England and Wales proposes reforms for digital assets

Law Commission for England and Wales proposes reforms for digital assets


The Law Commission of England and Wales is proposing a number of law reforms to provide wider recognition and legal protections for cryptocurrency and digital asset users.

The institution is reviewing existing legislation on digital assets at the request of the British government in an effort to accommodate the space as it continues to grow in reach and use. The Law Commission announced the call for public consultation from legal experts, technologists and users on July 28.

The proposal highlights the evolving nature and multi-faceted use of cryptocurrencies, nonfungible tokens and other digital assets. Cryptocurrencies are used as a means of payment, store of value and as a digital representation of ownership or rights to equities and debt securities.

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The Law Commission seeks to deliver “wider recognition and

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