The European Organization for Securities and Markets (ESMA) has included crypto-currencies and blocking in the list of key priorities for the current year. This is written by CoinDesk .
Among the main priorities of the work program for 2018, the department singled out such a direction as monitoring the development of financial innovations. The latter, among other things, covers the scope of crypto-currencies, as well as solutions based on distributed registry technology.
The document also says that central banks of EU member states will also make efforts to study such areas as crypto-currencies and primary coin distributions.
The other day the head of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, said that his department is studying the potential risks associated with crypto-currencies. At the same time, according to him, EU banks are completely not interested in these “high-risk assets”.