Why technology assurances are a must for crafting EU crypto regulation
Why we need regulatory frameworks in the crypto space, with a focus on regulating the financial aspects of cryptocurrency-based operations. When Malta set out to provide a regulatory framework for the cryptocurrency sector, policymakers and advisers recognized how blockchain, distributed ledger technology and smart contracts, as well as related technologies, imposed new challenges to providing consumer protection and to fitting within existing legal structures. Immutability of data — and subsequently code, or rather smart contracts — is a desirable feature to provide guarantees to users that data (and smart contracts) cannot be tampered with.
Coin Telegraph - 16th Sep 14:09