The AMF (France’s Financial Markets Authority) requested sandbox regulations to study the impact of security tokens in the EU.
The AMF requested the “Digital Lab” regulatory sandbox to set SSR (security settlements requirements).
Nick Cowan, CEO, and Founder of the GSX group said:
The news coming from the French regulatory authority is a welcomed and promising step, fostering greater recognition to the many tangible benefits tokenised securities offer financial markets.
Real-time settlement reduces costs and counterparty risk whilst releasing capital and opening up country interoperability opportunities and counter-party risks – some of the key takeaways that we at GSX Group are pushing everyday with our Smart Securities, evolving legacy systems towards efficiencies, in turn strengthened by a European wide sandbox regulatory regime.
One of the legitimate hurdles against the reception of blockchain innovation in the account is its decentralized nature. Concurring AMF, security token exchanging could be dependent upon current guidelines and stages may give speculation administrations on the off chance that they apply for approval. In addition, trading stages would likewise require a multilateral exchanging office or sorted out exchanging office approval which avoids decentralized stages.
Another point the AMF makes for the settlement of security tokens is that present guidelines don't permit full settlements on blockchain. Along these lines, a stage posting security tokens need to either to experience a middle person with focal vault endorsement or get endorsement itself.
AMF Chairman Robert Ophèle said in his discourse on 6 Walk that not making strides towards guidelines on security tokens is smothering development.
An individual from the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Hester Peirce, had a comparable location to the organization, expressing that the preservationist and opposite of the SEC towards Bitcoin-related items hold up the traffic of advancement and may drive business visionaries away alongside the open doors they make.