Esma sets out risks and benefits of DLT

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Distributed ledger technology (DLT) has some potential benefits for securities markets, the European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) says. But there are also several areas of concern, the authority warns in a report published today (February 8), drawing on industry responses to an earlier Esma discussion paper.

"Active European Union and international regulatory engagement and co-operation" are "paramount" to ensure that DLT did not create unintended risks or that its benefits were not

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