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Treasury Issues Paper: what opportunities and risks do ICOs pose for Australia?

What opportunities and risks International Coin Offerings (ICOs) pose for Australia and whether our regulatory framework is well placed to manage those opportunities and risks is the subject of an Issues Paper released by Treasury in the most recent regulatory response to the growing digital environment and structural changes in financial services markets. Interested parties can make submissions by 28 February 2019.

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Financial Services in Focus – Issue 12

Funds and financial products

ASIC consults on share and interest purchase plan class order

On 2 October, ASIC released Consultation Paper 304 Remaking ASIC class order on share and interest purchase plans: [CO 09/425], which ASIC states outlines ASIC’s rationale for proposing to remake the class order without significant changes.

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Lithuania Disappoints Fintech Sector With Virtual Currency Crackdown

Comments of TGS Baltic Associate Donatas Šliora in Paymentscompliance.com article:
Lithuania: Central Bank Reveals Its Position On Virtual Currencies and ICOs

Regulators in Lithuania have broken from their fintech-friendly reputation by issuing tough restrictions on businesses using virtual currencies such as Bitcoin.

Last week, the Lithuanian central bank issued a notice deterring its financial sector from engaging in virtual currency activities, amid fears that profiteering from the “high risk instrument” could result in customer detriment.

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