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17 Feb 2022

An update on the virtual asset regulatory landscape in Hong Kong

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In January and February of 2022, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the Securities and Futures Commission issued various publications, each relating to the virtual asset (and by extension, financial) sector. One of these publications gives colour to the government's policy direction on virtual assets, whilst the other two impose various new regulatory requirements on intermediaries distributing virtual asset products and/or providing virtual asset related services. Of note is that the SFC has accepted that a limited class of exchange-traded virtual asset products may now be offered to retail investors.

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