25 October 2021 – The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has launched its regulatory framework for Investment Tokens. The framework reflects the proposals outlined in Consultation Paper 138 issued in March 2021, and forms the first phase of the DFSA’s Digital Assets regime.
The regulatory framework defines an Investment Token as either a Security Token or a Derivative Token. Essentially, these are:
The DFSA is drawing up proposals for tokens not covered by the investment tokens regulatory framework. These are expected to cover exchange tokens (also known as cryptocurrencies), utility tokens and certain asset-backed tokens (stablecoins). The DFSA intends to issue a second consultation paper later in Q4.
Re-disseminated by The Asian Banker from Dubai Financial Services Authority